One of the hippest groups around, Brooklyn party band Red Baraat mixes the sound of a double-sided North Indian drum with jazz and funk-laden brass, to exhilarating effect. Dubbed the "the best party band in years" by NPR's All Songs Considered, they've also been called "a big band for the world" by the Wall Street Journal and have performed at the White House.
"Imagine a New Orleans street band playing Indian Bollywood tunes with a go-go beat—you can't? Then just listen, because your day is about to get better. It's a crazy blast of fun."—NPR
"Bollywood tunes and Sufi songs with a crackling beat (from the two-headed dhol drum) and the muscle of horns blasting in unison, putting some New York bluster atop faraway roots."—NY Times
"Part Punjabi wedding, part New Orleans second line, and all New York."—Boston Globe