Red Baraat Connects People Through Music

Sunny Jain of Red Baraat composed 100+ BPM for an NPR Music Field Recording at the Brooklyn Public Library with 350 musicians. His band will lead the Opening Night Dance Party this Friday, September 16. Watch and listen how Jain’s work “burst to life when all those musicians came out to play.”

The footage and music featured in this piece were created by NPR Music and Red Baraat on Make Music Day, June 21, 2014. 350 people gathered for the first time to play a song that Sunny Jain composed specifically for this NPR Field Recording. No one in the crowd had performed the song before. And these 350 people had never played together. No one knew if people would show up or how it would sound. But it did work and sounds (as you can hear) great! The joy, community and energy you see in this video are from an authentic experience showing people truly connecting through music.

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Watch the full NPR Music Field Recording of 100+ BPM

About Global Fest

All new for 2016, West Lafayette Global Fest will become a street festival with Columbia Street and Chauncey Avenue as the destination for the celebration!

Enjoy and explore world cultures through music, dance, crafts, displays, and international food. Continuous stage entertainment, cultural displays, and children’s activities are among the free activities. Building on Global Fest’s past success, the celebration now has expanded with new partners for 2016!

Purdue Convocations will present the Opening Night Dance Party on Friday, September 16 with Red Baraat. The high-energy group led by dhol drummer Sunny Jain will play hard-driving North Indian Bhangra for a night of dancing.

On Saturday, September 17, Le Terrible Orchestre de Belleville with composer Benoît Charest will play the live soundtrack to the Oscar-nominated film The Triplets of Belleville (Les Triplettes de Belleville).