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Red Baraat Releases Its "Best Studio Recording" (NPR Music) - "Gaadi Of Truth' - And Confirms Details For Fourth Annual Festival Of Colors

Red Baraat Releases Its “Best Studio Recording” (NPR Music) - “Gaadi Of Truth’ - And Confirms Detail

2015 Festival Of Colors Included Shows In Washington D.C., Brooklyn And First Ever Boston Show As Part Of  Nationwide Tour

Red Baraat's new LP 'Gaadi of Truth' (Sinj Records) is out this week, with NPR Music raving, "one of the greatest, biggest, most enjoyable brass bands has just made its best studio recording." The band has also confirmed the details for its fourth annual presentation of the Festival of Colors, a celebration of the Hindu holiday of Holi (full dates below)

The Festival of Colors lineup, curated by Red Baraat band leader Sunny Jain, presents South Asian artists working in a range of styles and mediums and includes a screening of "Radhe Radhe: Rites of Holi" by award-winning filmmaker Prashant Bhargava, performances with Rupa & the April Fishes and Brooklyn Raga Massive, as well as the first ever show in Boston at The Sinclair.

Red Baraat earned their first #1 on Billboard's World Music chart last year on top of a worldwide tour that included shows at Bonnaroo, The White House, Monterey Jazz Festival and the 2012 London Olympics. NPR Music noted, "It's impossible to stand still while listening to Red Baraat. The sprawling, groove-heavy group celebrates the world's diverse sounds."

Red Baraat's Festival of Colors 2015:
03/05 - Washington, DC @ The Howard Theatre
with Radhe Radhe Screening and Rupa & the April Fishes
03/06 - Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
with Radhe Radhe Screening and Rupa & the April Fishes
03/08 - Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl
with Rupa & the April Fishes and Brooklyn Raga Massive

Red Baraat Tour Dates:
02/06 - Huntingdon, PA @ Juniata College
02/07 - Philadelphia, PA @ Ardmore Music Hall
02/12 - New Orleans, LA @ Tiptina's
02/13 - Tallahassee, FL @ Lee Hall at Florida State University
02/14 - Atlanta, GA @ Rialto Center for the Arts
02/19 - Corning, NY @ Corning Museum of Glass
02/26 - Vienna, AUSTRIA @ Porgy and Bess
02/27 - Krakow, POLAND @ Lotos Jazz Festival
03/07 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
03/11 - Northampton, MA @ The Iron Horse Music Hall
03/12 - South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
03/13 - Brownfireld, ME @ Stone Mountain Arts Center
03/14 - Rockland, ME @ Farnsworth Art Museum
03/20 - Los Angeles, CA @ TBA
03/21 - San Francisco, CA @ SFJAZZ, Miner Auditorium
03/22 - Santa Cruz, CA @ Moes
03/23 - Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
03/24 - Seattle, WA @ The Triple Door
03/27 - Hamilton, MT @ Hamilton Performing Arts Center
05/12 - Le Quartz de Brest, FRANCE @ Le Quartz 60
05/13 - Paris, FRANCE @ New Morning

About "Radhe Radhe: Rites of Holi"
"Radhe Radhe: Rites of Holi" is a film by award-winning filmmaker Prashant Bhargava with score by Grammy-nominated composer Vijay Iyer. The film features footage in the Braj region of India where the Holi celebrations last eight days and a single phrase is used for a range of emotions: "Radhe, Radhe," summoning the goddess Radha. The score is Iyer's interpretation of the Rite of Spring -- if set in India.

About Rupa & the April Fishes
Rupa & the April Fishes pulls from eight years of street parties, festivals and symphonic concerts on three continents, three studio albums, one live album and one string quartet recording in the making, several languages from English to Tzotzil to French, many musical traditions, countless moments of joy, sorrow, loss, and transformation and a fierce independent spirit.The musicians came from all over the world and converged in San Francisco to become the April Fishes with ringleader Rupa. In their work together, musical languages converge; from punk to indie rock, from reggae to raga to rockabolly, chanson to cumbia, from Malian guitar patterns to mournful duduk melodies.

About Brooklyn Raga Massive
Brooklyn Raga Massive is a cooperative alliance of like-minded, forward thinking musicians rooted in Indian classical music. The Massive's collaborative approach towards unifying and building the scene of Raga music in NYC provides the spark for events and gatherings, such as their weekly Raga Jam Session, at Art Cafe in Prospect Heights Brooklyn. The Massive is dedicated to presenting and representing Indian Classical Music in all its diversity of today.

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