UK Tour: Paralympics and featured in The Guardian

Red Baraat will tour the UK for the first time. Look for us on the Isle of Wright at Bestival, at London’s Rich Mix, in Manchester, Brighton, Birmingham, Leicester, and closing out the 2012 London Paralympic Games in Trafalgar Square. Red Baraat is featured in The Guardian (UK) after their performance at Rich Mix in London and interviewed by Nosheen Iqbal. “Banging out their high-octane fusion of all of the above, they’re irresistible: serial party-starters.” Read Article.

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Red Baraat tours the UK, closes out Paralympics and featured in The Guardian

Red Baraat will tour the UK for the first time. Look for us on the Isle of Wright at Bestival, at London’s Rich Mix, in Manchester, Brighton, Birmingham, Leicester, and closing out the 2012 London Paralympic Games in Trafalgar Square. Red Baraat is featured in The Guardian (UK) after their performance at Rich Mix in London and interviewed by Nosheen Iqbal. “Banging out their high-octane fusion of all of the above, they’re irresistible: serial party-starters.” Read Article.

West Coast tour: TED Conference, Google Campus and in da clubs!

TED

The TED conference closed out Red Baraat’s West Coast run, which started in Mountain View at the Google Campus.  Teddy Kartzman was gracious enough to hook us up with a lunch time play outdoors and what a cool experience it was.  If I didn’t play music, I’d want to find some type of job at Google.  The food cafes are unbelievable and the basketball courts, gym and bikes to get around!? I have to find a way to get enlisted as the Good Morning Dhol player.

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NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert with Bob Boilen

Red Baraat performed for Bob Boilen’s Tiny Desk Concert at the NPR offices in Washington, DC. “One of the best party bands around.” Check out video right here.

NPR's Tiny Desk Concert with Bob Boilen

Red Baraat performed for Bob Boilen’s Tiny Desk Concert at the NPR offices in Washington, DC. “One of the best party bands around.” Check out video right here.

Amit Saigal R.I.P.

Sunny with Amit Saigal

I woke up to receive a horribly shocking email from my cousin in India a few days ago that Amit Saigal had passed away at the age of 46.  Amit deeply impacted music in India, developing the rock scene there for the past 25 years through the publication of his magazine, Rock Street Journal, and through the endless support and promotion of Indie rock musicians.  He was affectionately known as “Papa Rock.”  Amit also had a major impact on me, and my relationship with my Motherland.

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