NPR COMMISSIONS SUNNY JAIN TO COMPOSE & PREMIERE NEW PIECE. ‘100+ BPM’ TO BE PERFORMED BY HUNDREDS OF MUSICIANS ON THE STEPS OF THE BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY JUNE 21. JOIN US!

Red_Baraat_by_Stephen_WelshWe are delighted to announce that NPR has commissioned Red Baraat founder and bandleader Sunny Jain to compose and premiere a new piece of music as the capstone event for Make Music New York, on June 21st, on the steps of the Brooklyn Public Library.

This is the third commission by NPR Music pairing great composers and iconic locations — including a 2012 premiere of a new Phillip Glass composition in Times Square, New York.

For the occasion, Sunny Jain has created ‘100+ BPM’ which reflects Red Baraat’s mission of the profusion of joy and pluralism. According to Sunny, “The title carries a double entendre of tempo for the piece, beat per minute, and community building through music: Brooklyn Public Music.”

And what community building it will be! The piece will be played by Red Baraat, joined by over 200 brass and percussion players from all over the tri-state area, including the drumlines of the New York GiantsNew York Knicks and New York Jets, as well as members of the Asphalt OrchestraM.A.K.U. Soundsystem,Maracatu New York and several local marching bands. Better yet- YOU are welcome to join the playing and celebration. ‘100+BPM’ is available right here for download, and if you play, you should print it out, learn it, and join in the premiere. More details available right here 

The performance will be recorded for a video that will premiere later this summer as part of our Field Recordings series.

DOWNLOAD ‘100+ BPM’ RIGHT HERE!

100+ BPM COMPLETE BOOK

 

RED BARAAT’S 2014 FESTIVAL OF COLORS ANNOUNCED // EXPANDS TO 4 CITIES

Red Baraat first Festival of Colors celebration happened in 2012 at a sold out Le Poison Rouge in New York City. Now in its third year, the event has expanded to four cities including New York; happening for the first time this year in Washington DC and New Orleans. The festival will return for the second time to Philadelphia. Each year Red Baraat curates a night of music and art. This year Red Baraat will be joined by Falu, the critically lauded singer whose take on Indian classical and folk music is entirely of the moment thanks to a captivating stage presence and killer live band. Mandeep Sethi is a California based MC and an active contributor to India’s blooming hip-hop scene. He may be familiar to Red Baraat fans after guesting with the band at Central Park Summerstage and at their San Francisco club shows. It is a diverse line up, celebrating and helping to expose South Asian artists working in a range of styles and mediums. Fans can expect a full set from Red Baraat at all shows. Check out how last year’s celebration at Webster Hall in New York went down.

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 RED BARAAT’S FESTIVAL OF COLORS 2014

March 22 Congo Square New Orleans, LA ***

March 27 Underground Arts Philadelphia, PA

March 28 Gramercy Theatre New York, NY

March 29 The Hamilton Live Washington, DC

***Falu, Mandeep Sethi not performing

Bumbershoot Added! New NE Dates Announced, ACL Late Night Parties! The Road Goes on Forever…

Delighted to announce we’ll be making the return to Seattle for Bumbershoot on Labor Day.  We’ll jump to Seattle following a week through the midwest at the end of August.  And the good people in Austin have spoken and Red Baraat have added a third show to go with our two Austin City Limits Festival plays- this one a late night at Stubbs. And back to Tips in NOLA!  And returns to Boston, Philly, and BROOKLYN baby in the fall. Stay tuned for another really exciting tour announcement in the coming weeks. More details on all the shows below on the tour page. Can’t wait to see you all.

Aug 27 Marcus Center Milwaukee, WI

Aug 28 Old Town School of Folk Chicago, IL

Aug 29 The Gramaphone St. Louis, MO

Aug 30 Worldfest Main Stage Louisville, KY

Aug 31 Exit / In Nashville, TN

Sept 2 Bumbershoot Seattle, WA

Sept 27 Madison World Music Festival Madison, WI

Sept 28 Lotus Fest Bloomington, IN

Sept 29 Mountain Stage Charleston, WV

Oct 4 Rialto Theatre Tucson, AZ

Oct 5 Crescent Ballroom Phoenix, AZ

Oct 6 Austin City Limits Festival Austin, TX

Oct 7 House of Blues Houston, TX

Oct 8 House of Blues, Dallas, TX

Oct 10 Baton Rouge, LA

Oct 11 Tipitina’s New Orleans, LA

Oct 12 Stubbs Austin, TX

Oct 13 Austin City Limits Festival Austin, TX

Nov 8 Brooklyn Bowl Brooklyn, NY

Nov 9 Royale Boston, MA

Nov 22 The Blockley, PA

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Red Baraat at SXSW 2013

We’ll be making our first trip to Austin for SXSW 2013. The good people at the Austin American Statesman have perceptively made us a staff pick to see. 

Here’s the tentative schedule, we’ll be adding another party or two and will update with times, etc. soon!

Thursday, March 14

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Official WOMEX Showcase

Copa  (217 N. Congress)

 Friday, March 15 

2-4pm (exact time to be listed)

 Doritos #boldstage (5th@ Red River)

 11:45pm

Official globalFEST Showcase

Speakeasy  (412 Congress)

 Saturday, March 16 

12pm

Paste Magazine Party

Stage on Sixth  (508 East 6th)

9:15pm

Official Nat Geo Showcase

Stage on Sixth  (508 East 6th)