This week, Red Baraat returned to the Tiny Desk Concert series to perform for the NPR office in celebration of Holi, the Hindu festival of color.
Here’s what Bob Boilen had to say:
“Red Baraat’s fusion of bhangra, go-go, hip-hop and jazz is driven by frontman Sunny Jain’s percolating playing of the dhol, a double-sided drum which forms the rhythmic lattice of support for their boisterous horns and guitar. And though Red Baraat graced the Tiny Desk five years ago, we had to have Jain’s band back to celebrate Holi, the Hindu festival of color, of good over evil, and the coming of spring…their uplifting spirits lingered on, giving us a chance to shake off the final days of winter and demonstrating why music is so essential to the soul.”
Check out the performance at NPR Music