Sunny Jain's Red Baraat Festival (1 Albums, 7 Tracks)
- Sunny Jain - dhol / MC
- Rohin Khemani - percussion
- Tomas Fujiwara - drumset
- Arun Luthra - soprano sax
- Mike Bomwell - baritone sax
- Sonny Singh - trumpet / vocals
- MiWi La Lupa - bass trumpet
- Smoota - trombone
- John Altieri - sousaphone / rap
Led by dholi Sunny Jain, Red Baraat is the first and only dhol ‘n’ brass band in North America, melding the infectious North Indian rhythm Bhangra with brass funk and expressing the human spirit through improvisation and a powerful live sound. Comprised of dhol (double-sided, barrel-shaped North Indian drum slung over one shoulder), drumset, percussion, sousaphone, and 5 horns, this NYC-based group plays fresh originals and Bollywood favorites with an explosive stage performance and presence.
In the short time since their inception in 2008, the group has delivered blistering performances at the Montreal Jazz Festival, Chicago World Music Festival, Lincoln Center, Madison World Music Festival, Concert of Colors (Detroit), 4th Annual Droma Gypsy Festival, Pori Jazz Festival (Finland), Molde Jazz Festival (Norway), Chicago Folks & Roots Festival, The Kitchen performance art space and the India Independence Day Parade.
The group's debut CD, Chaal Baby (Sinj Records), was released in 2010 and was on the list of multiple music critics as a top world music and jazz CD of 2010. Their follow up CD is in the works for a late 2011 release.
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