Who Wants to Have Fun?

January 31st, 2013

Talented composer and dhol (a double-sided, barrel-shaped North Indian drum) player Sunny Jain founded Red Baraat, a Bhangra band playing a shake-your-ass mix of Punjabi music and Latin, jazz, funk and go-go, in 2008. It’s party music and “a crazy blast of fun,” according to NPR: “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.” The Brooklyn nine-piece recently released their second album, Shruggy Ji (stream it below), but the best way to feel the high-energy Red Baraat experience is live and in person, which you can do tomorrow night at The Bowery Ballroom. Watch them, above, performing in an NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert.