Red Baraat 'Festival of Colors'

Let’s Dance Series

Photo by Sachyn Mital

Saturday, March 9

Brooklyn Bowl – 61 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn

6 PM – Doors and DJ / 8 PM – Opener / 9:30 PM – Red Baraat

$25 – Membership Benefits Apply

Standing show with very limited seating – 21+

Co-presented with Brooklyn Bowl

Brooklyn-based Red Baraat is a pioneering Indian bhangra funk band from Brooklyn, conceived by dhol player Sunny Jain. Known for its signature blend of genres including elements of hip-hop, jazz, hard-driving north Indian bhangra and punk energy,  the band’s mission is one of manifesting joy and unity in all people. The Telegraph (UK) says “this year’s ‘discovery’ [WOMAD UK Festival]…was Red Baraat, a cacophonous bhangra funk band from Brooklyn. Think Punjabi weddings, Delhi street brass bands, modern jazz and rock” and NPR’s Bob Boilen calls them “the best party band I’ve seen in years”.

Red Baraat’s annual ‘Festival of Colors’ celebrates the Hindu holiday of Holi with a colorful array of South Asian sounds. Traditionally, Holi is marked by public gatherings of families and strangers sharing songs, dance, and the exchange of ‘colors’ – colorful dry powder or colored water playfully thrown amongst the crowds of revelers. It signifies the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring, and for many, a festive day to meet others, play and laugh, forget and forgive, and repair ruptured relationships.

The LET’S DANCE series brings us all together on the dance floor moving our bodies to the infectious beats of DJs and live bands from around the world.