Red Baraat ‘Festival of Colors’


Brooklyn-based Red Baraat is a pioneering Indian bhangra funk band from Brooklyn, conceived by dhol player Sunny Jain. Red Baraat’s annual ‘Festival of Colors’ celebrates the Hindu holiday of Holi with a colorful array of South Asian sounds. Traditionally, Holi is marked by public gatherings of families and strangers sharing songs, dance, and the exchange of ‘colors’ – colorful dry powder or colored water playfully thrown amongst the crowds of revelers. It signifies the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring, and for many, a festive day to meet others, play and laugh, forget and forgive, and repair ruptured relationships.