Oct 27th, 15
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 email@example.com 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
Jun 24th, 15
Red Baraat is in summer tour mode right about now. See all the dates below, and hope to see you out there very soon!
Jan 14th, 15
Happy New Year! While it’s been an intense and difficult start to 2015 from France to Nigeria, there is still much to be hopeful about. 2014 ended with one of the most inspiring movements of resistance and justice I’ve seen in a very long time in the United States — #BlackLivesMatter. While so many forces in our country deem the lives of certain communities worthless, a defiant movement that affirms Black life has been spreading. It’s inspiring to be a part of it.
As we try to make sense of all the challenges and contradictions and possibilities, I’m excited to announce that Red Baraat is about to release our new album, Gaadi of Truth, and hit the road hard. NPR Music said, “One of the greatest, biggest, most enjoyable brass bands has just made its best studio recording.” You can check it out for yourself on NPR’s First Listen right here. And preorder the album here before it releases on January 20th.
Starting in February, Red Baraat will be touring around the country and internationally. Check out the dates below, and hope to see you very soon.