Friday July 20th: RED BARAAT
Eight-piece dhol (“DOLE” like Bob Dole) and brass ensemble Red Baraat hail from Brooklyn, New York.
The dhol is a large hand-held drum with two heads meant to be played on both the top and bottom; the dance drum in Punjabi music, it's heard in virtually all music from Bollywood.
The group's sound is an amalgam of South Asian wedding bands, pop, bhangra funk, big-band jazz, Balkan wedding music, and the sounds of New Orleans brass bands.
Red Baraat were founded by dhol player Sunny Jain in 2008.