I just returned from a great 2 week run in the Midwest and South with Red Baraat. From squeeky cheese curds in Wisconsin to avoiding the Colonel in Kentucky, we had a beautiful tour all in all. The diversity of the audiences that seem to be moved by our music never ceases to amaze me.
Here’s a fun clip from a live performance we did on WGN TV in Chicago:
And a clip of “Baraat to Nowhere” from our performance at the amazing Kentucky Center in Louisville:
A review of our show at Lawrence University in Appleton, WI stated:
The end result of the ensemble in concert was something like a small explosion, leaving no one unaffected. Their sound blasts across cultural borders, creating simultaneously inclusive and anarchic music which calls to all human beings to get up, and get down. Red Baraat reminds us that music doesn’t have to be simple or tepid to appeal to a wide variety of people. Their big, bold, brassy and complex sound powerfully and triumphantly sweeps you off your feet.
I’m back home in Brooklyn now, but not for long. Our Spring tour continues in a couple of weeks at the LEAF Festival in North Carolina and Lilac Festival in Rochester, and then we head to Europe for a two week bhangra adventure. Oh, and we’ll be playing at Bonnaroo on June 9th! What?!