Red Baraat | Chaal Baby

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Chaal Baby

by Red Baraat

DHOL 'N' BRASS :: Bangin' Bhangra & Brass Funk
Genre: World: Indian Pop
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1. Punjabi Wedding Song (Balle Balle)
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5:38 album only
2. Tunak Tunak Tun
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6:04 album only
3. Chaal Baby
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5:52 album only
4. Mehndi Laga Ke Rakhna
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5:45 album only
5. Drum 'n' Brass
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2:59 album only
6. Arcana
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2:55 album only
7. Hey Jamalo
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3:58 album only
8. Dum Maro Dum
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7:31 album only
9. Baraat To Nowhere
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4:08 album only
10. Aaj Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai
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6:15 album only
11. Samaro Mantra
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Led by drummer Sunny Jain, Red Baraat is the first and only dhol ‘n’ brass band of its kind in the States, melding the infectious North Indian rhythm Bhangra with brass funk and expressing the human spirit through improvisation and a powerful live sound. Comprised of dhol (double-sided, barrel-shaped North Indian drum slung over one shoulder), percussion and horns, this NYC-based group plays fresh originals, as well as traditional Punjabi songs and Bollywood numbers with a dramatic stage performance and presence.

In the short time since their inception, the group has delivered blistering performances at the 4th Annual Droma Gypsy Festival, The Kitchen performance art space, the underground loft party series Brooklyn Wonderland, India Independence Day Parade, Barbes, Joe’s Pub, Santos Party House, as well as a live radio broadcast for WFMU-FM 91.1 and WKCR-FM 89.9. They recently recorded the credit roll theme song for the movie, The Yes Men Fix the World, performed at the 43rd Annual War Resistors League Peace Award ceremony, alongside folk legends Steve Earle and Allison Moorer, and performed for Ports 1961 at the 2009 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week (NYC).


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Henry Lewis

Music Connection Magazine
...a raucous, blaring, clashing celebration of a multitude of cultures come together as one joyous explosion.

Peter Margasak

Chicago Reader - World Music Festival: Chicago 2009
The band artfully hybridizes Indian bhangra and something akin to New Orleans second-line funk. Jain leads the way on the double-headed Punjabi drum called the dhol, chanting terse phrases, shouting encouragement, and banging out the kind of snaky, propulsive beats...plus it's fun as hell.

A.V. Madison

Madison World Music Festival
...combines traditional Indian dhol drumming, frenzied improvisational jazz, and boundless energy into bombastic bites of hip-shaking grooves.

Time Out

Time Out Chicago
The funky Brooklynites raise a ruckus with scampering dhol drumming, honking tubas and battered bugles.

Dave

Intense and mesmserizing
Wow! What a great CD! Every song is a masterpiece.

CedarBough Saeji

Saw the Tiny Desk Concert on NPR
I saw the Tiny Desk Concert on NPR and I knew what to do-- I immediately came to CD Baby for more of the same awesome sounds. I prefer studio to live recordings, so I got this one. My only regret-- I wish that I could get a physical copy of the CD. I really prefer that to a download. I'm so excited for this new awesome work music to power through my dissertation with!!! Thank you.