Bhangra Brass Band Red Baraat to Perform at globalFEST 2011

Red Baraat will be performing at globalFEST 2011 at New York City’s Webster Hall (125 E. 11th St.) on January 9.

One of the world’s only bhangra-gone-brass band, founded (not surprisingly) in New York by an MC/dholi (ceremonial drummer),bursts with shimmering beats and horn section funk.

The group—featuring members of Afrobeat innovators Antibalas and veterans of the New York global jazz scene—uses improvisation to unite Northern India and Pakistan’s favorite drum with some serious Sousaphone, when not laying down some Bollywood classics in their energetic and upbeat live shows.

Festival line-Up

  • Chamber Music: Ballaké Sissoko & Vincent Segal (U.S. debut)
  • Creole Choir of Cuba
  • Diblo Dibala
  • Kaumakaiwa Kanaka’ole (NYC solo debut)
  • La-33
  • Novalima
  • Orquestra Contemporânea de Olinda
  • Pedrito Martinez Group
  • RAM
  • Red Baraat
  • Rhythm of Rajasthan
  • Yoro Ndiaye (U.S. debut)

The one-night festival includes three U.S. debuts and one New York debut. Tickets are $35 if purchased by November 30, $40 thereafter, including at the door. ($35 for members of World Music Institute) (www.ticketmaster.com or by phone through World Music Institute box office: 212-545-7536).

globalFEST 2011
Sunday, January 9, 2011 at Webster Hall
125 E 11th St., New York, NY
between 3rd and 4th avenues

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Author: World Music Central News Department

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