New York, NY – 06/12/16

Playing dhol at Drums Along the Hudson Festival
Sunday, June 12, 2016
4:30pm - Free - All Ages
Inwood Hill Park (map)
New York, NY, USA
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Playing dhol along with Chris Eddleton on snare drum as a part of Seema Iyer's dance performance.

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Brooklyn , NY – 05/21/16

Playing dhol at Family & Kids Rally for Verizon Strikers
Saturday, May 21, 2016
10:00am - All Ages
Brooklyn Borough Hall (map)
Brooklyn , NY, USA
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Proud to be providing some rhythmic solidarity along with drummer Greg Gonzalez for this important rally:

Meet up starting at 9:30am at Brooklyn Borough Hall to make picket signs, then march two blocks to the picket line at the
Verizon Wireless Store at 146 Montague Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 around 10:30am.

There will be balloons, temporary tattoos, snacks, and special guests!

40,000 men and women at Verizon and Verizon Wireless are still on strike, standing up to rich and powerful interests to make sure the needs of working families are met.

Verizon is trying to make changes that would have a devastating effect on workers and their families.

The company wants to offshore more jobs overseas, close call centers, and outsource work to low-wage contractors.

Join us! Let’s show Verizon we’ll do what it takes to protect jobs and working families in this country.

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Race Forward, an awesome racial justice organization, just released an eight-part video series on the importance of intersectionality in our racial justice movements. I’m featured in one of the videos, which you can see below. Check out the full series here! It’s an honor to be in the company of so many fierce and inspiring thinkers and activists.

Spring in Bloom

Red Baraat just wrapped up our 5th annual Festival of Colors along with a bunch of other touring this month. It’s been a blast, and we’re grateful for all the support and love from coast to coast. You can check out some photos from the festivities here. Lots more coming later this spring and summer, but in the meantime, check out this podcast I was interviewed for by the Interfaith Center of NY about Sikhism, social justice, and much more.


New York, NY – 01/30/16

Toshi Reagon's Birthday Concert
Saturday, January 30, 2016
9:00pm - All Ages Buy Tickets
425 Lafayette Street
New York, NY, USA
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Playing trumpet with the amazing Toshi Reagon!

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Fall & Winter in NYC

It’s been a busy early fall on the road with Red Baraat. Lots of fun and memorable shows from San Francisco to New Orleans, Austin to Tampa. I’m glad to be home in Brooklyn for a few months, switching gears a bit. I’ll be focusing on my training/facilitation work, some writing, as well as some other musical projects.

I’m currently booking fall and winter training and teaching engagements on a wide variety of social justice issues including:

  • Anti-oppression, racial justice, and/or social justice workshops (anything from 2 hours to 2 days and beyond. I’ve worked with lots of nonprofits, social justice groups, colleges, law schools, and teachers, and tailor my trainings to each group’s needs).
  • Anti-bullying workshops, post-9/11 racism and/or other social justice related lessons for 4th-12th graders (through the organization HEART (Humane Education Advocates Reaching Teachers) which usually provides our services free to public schools)

In addition to continuing working as an independent consultant, I’m also excited to have recently joined the training teams for Border Crossers and Race Forward. Get in touch at for more information on any of the training and teaching work I do.

Sitting in with Ozomatli at Wonderful World Fest in Queens this summer


New York, NY – 09/25/15

America & Its Unfit: Eugenics Then & Now
Friday, September 25, 2015
10:00am - Free - All Ages
8 Washington Mews
New York, NY, USA
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Kicking off this conference put on by NYU's APA Institute with a short duo set with Sxip Shirey. I'll be playing trumpet and dhol.
Hemmerdinger Hall at the NYU Silver Center

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Long Island City, NY – 07/09/15

Playing dhol at benefit party for CACF
Thursday, July 9, 2015
6:00pm - All Ages Buy Tickets
LIC Bar (map)
45-58 Vernon Blvd
Long Island City, NY, USA 11101
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Playing dhol at this benefit party for the Coalition for Asian American Children and Famliies (CACF) honoring the Chinese Progressive Association, Adhikar, and Sapna NYC.

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Summer Tour

Red Baraat is in summer tour mode right about now. See all the dates below, and hope to see you out there very soon!

New York, NY – 05/23/15

Hosting & playing dhol at "Spotlight Asia: Big Cats"
Saturday, May 23, 2015
12:00pm - All Ages
American Museum of Natural History (map)
Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY, USA 10024
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I'll be playing dhol and hosting this public event at AMNH:

Grab your cubs and join us for a family-friendly day of live theater, musical performances, and hands-on activities featuring new conservation technologies, as we learn more about Asia’s big cats and their role in cultures around the continent.

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