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Red Baraat - Chaal Baby - out on Jaro Medien

Red Baraat Chaal Baby
Red Baraat - Chaal Baby
(CD/Digital) Jaro Medien 4307-2, 2012-05-12

At first sight, Red Baraat seems to be one more Brooklyn Brass Band. But as soon as you play the very first track of the album (the eponymous and heavy Chaal Baby), you will understand you're wrong. This nine-piece horn collective is indeed NYC-based, but it's the first and only Indian marching band in the Northeast, lead by charismatic percussionist Sunny Jain. Sunny plays dhol, an over-the-shoulder North Indian drum slung which makes all the difference: the result is a genre of its own dubbed 'Dhol'n'Brass'. Red Baraat's music presents original compositions, traditional Punjabi wedding anthems ('Baraat' is the Hindi word for a wedding procession) and Bollywood covers. Have in mind that Gypsies come from the north of India, then you can obviously see Red Baraat as a missing link between Gypsy Brass Bands and New Orleans second lines with extra drums/percussion spices. Anyway, this mind-blowing sensation hits Europe this Spring with a tour beginning in Paris on May 24th at Studio de l'Ermitage (opening for Hazmat Modine and featured in their exclusive mix for Paris DJs). They really kill it on stage, so don't miss these tandoori grooves!

Red Baraat Chaal Baby
Red Baraat - Chaal Baby
Jaro Medien 4307-2, 2012-05-12

Tracklisting :
01. Chaal Baby
02. Tunak Tunak Tun
03. Punjabi Wedding Song (Balle Balle)
04. Baraat To Nowhere
05. Drum 'n' Brass
06. Arcana
07. Mehndi Laga Ke Rakhna
08. Hey Jamalo
09. Samaro Mantra
10. Baraat To Nowhere (Live in Brooklyn, NYC)
11. Hey jamalo (Live in NYC)

Links :
Red Baraat : official | Jaro (label) | facebook | myspace | soundcloud | twitter | wikipedia

Red Baraat @ Lotus World Music & Arts Festival
Nicolas Ragonneau

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