Encore Series: Red Baraat
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In October 2019, Asia Society Texas Center presented Red Baraat, in partnership with Miller Outdoor Theatre. Described by NPR as "the best party band in years," this Brooklyn-based group led by dhol player Sunny Jain has created a unique and raucous sound, bringing together Indian Bhangra beats and New Orleans Jazz.
In this Encore Series presentation, the band performs Shruggy Ji, the title song of their 2012 album.
About Red Baraat
The ever-evolving Red Baraat is a pioneering band from Brooklyn, New York. Led by dhol player Sunny Jain, the group has drawn worldwide praise for its merging of hard-driving North Indian Bhangra with elements of funk, go-go, rock, and jazz —fueled by master rhythm-makers, the muscle of horns, raucous guitar, anda booming sousaphone. Created with no less a purposeful agenda than manifesting joy and unity in all people, the band's effortless outlook empowers their audience in a near-hedonistic celebration of music and dance. "A knitted blend of poly-rhythmic panache exploring what it means to communicate music between individuals and across cultures," states SPIN Magazine. NPR has dubbed Red Baraat "the best party band in years."
Major support for Performing Arts programs comes from Nancy C. Allen, Ellen Gritz and Milton Rosenau, the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance, and the Anchorage Foundation. Generous funding also provided by AARP, The Clayton Fund, Miller Theatre Advisory Board, New England Foundation for the Arts. Additional support provided by the Wortham Foundation, the Texas Commission on the Arts, and through contributions from the Friends of Asia Society, a premier group of individuals and organizations committed to bringing exceptional programming and exhibitions to Asia Society Texas Center. This presentation of Red Baraat is sponsored in part by the City of Houston through the Miller Theatre Advisory Board.
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About Asia Society at Home
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About Asia Society Texas Center
With 13 locations throughout the world, Asia Society is the leading educational organization promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among the peoples, leaders, and institutions of Asia and West. Asia Society Texas Center executes the global mission with a local focus, enriching and engaging the vast diversity of Houston through innovative, relevant programs in arts and culture, business and policy, education, and community outreach.
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