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Red Baraat
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MINNESOTA ORCHESTRA SHOWCASE
Friday, April 25, 2014, 8 pm Orchestra Hall
Tonight’s program will be announced from the stage.
There will be one intermission.
Red Baraat
Sunny Jain
, dhol and MC •
Rohin Khemani
, percussion
Tomas Fujiwara
, drum set •
Mike Bomwell
, soprano saxophone
Sonny Singh
, trumpet and vocals •
MiWi La Lupa
, bass trumpet and vocals
Ernest Stuart
, trombone •
John Altieri
, sousaphone and vocals
Live at Orchestra Hall
Since forming in 2008,
Red Baraat
has drawn worldwide praise for it singular sound—a merging of hard-driving North
Indian bhangra rhythms with elements of jazz, go-go, brass funk and hip-hop—shared with audiences from clubs and
concert halls to major festivals and the White House. The eight-piece group tours around the globe for nearly 200 dates a
year, furthering its mission of manifesting joy and unity in all people. Its powerful, primal sound of drums, horns and vocals
has energized a diverse array of audiences to dance along with moves taught by the band.
Equally successful in the recording
studio, Red Baraat has drawn special
notice for its 2013 album,
Shruggy
Ji
, which debuted at the top of the
Billboard World Music Charts.
Its other recent activities include
performances at such festivals
as Bonnaroo, Central Park
Summerstage and Hardly Strictly
Bluegrass, as well as tours of
both India and Pakistan. In 2012 it
performed at the TED Conference
in front of a dancing audience of
thought leaders including Al Gore,
Matt Groening and David Byrne.
The band was created in Brooklyn
by Sunny Jain, a first-generation
Indian American whose influences
range from jazz to Bunjabi music
to Bollywood rhythms.
More: redbaraat.com.
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