That is what Red Baraat’s leader, dhol player and conceptualist Sunny Jain had in mind when he formed the band in Brooklyn in 2008. A jazz drummer, Sunny was inspired by the baraats, the wedding processionals he saw in Punjabi in India when he made a family visit. At the center of the baraat and Red Baraat’s music is the two headed dhol that Sunny plays. Joined by other drummers, horn players and even a guy on the sousaphone who raps, Red Baraat’s acoustic sound emerged. The band’s latest album is called Shruggy Ji.
This session originally aired May 29, 2013.
Website | Facebook
Recent Release: Shruggy Ji
Release Date: Jan 15, 2013