Image credit: Mark Jaworski. Courtesy of Red Baraat.
Dubbed “the best party band in years” by National Public Radio, Red Baraat is a pioneering ensemble from Brooklyn that has been praised around the world for its combination of hard driving North Indian Bhangra music with elements of funk, go-go, rock, and jazz. All you really need to know is that this performance will feature master rhythm makers, muscular horns, raucous guitar, and even a booming sousaphone—all with the agenda of creating joy and community. Or, as Spin magazine put it, you will get to experience “a knitted blend of poly-rhythmic panache exploring what it means to communicate music between individuals and across cultures.” There will be lawn seating, a cash bar, and concession stand.