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Red Baraat releasing ‘Bhangra Pirates’ (stream the title track)

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Eight-piece Brooklyn Bhangra band Red Baraat are releasing a new album, Bhangra Pirates, on March 24 via Rhyme & Reason (pre-order physical or digital). The band are really more of a live band than a studio band, and this album stems from some in-studio recordings Red Baraat did with KEXP in 2015. According to bandleader and dhol player Sunny Jain, the band had the KEXP recordings mixed and mastered by Dave Sharma, and “then ‘re-imagined’ some previously recorded material by adding guitar to the tracks and re-mixing and re-mastering them as well.” They recently released the song “Bhangale,” featuring Delicate Steve, and we’re now premiering the title track. As you’d expect from Red Baraat, it’s a funky, groovy, lively, party-ready jam, and you can stream it below.

Red Baraat are also touring. They played a hometown show at BRIC House last week (3/9), and they next play NYC this Thursday (3/16) at Le Poisson Rouge. It’s one of their ‘Festival of Colors’ shows, “a celebration of Holi, a Hindu holiday marked by public gatherings of families, friends, and strangers rejoicing in song, dance, and the exchange of ‘colors.'” That show is with The Kominas and Ganavya. Tickets are on sale now. All dates are listed below.

Tracklist
1. Horizon Line
2. Zindabad
3. Bhangra Pirates
4. Tunak Tunak Tun
5. Rang Barse
6. Bhangale (feat. Delicate Steve)
7. Gaadi of Truth
8. Se Hace Camino
9. Akhiyan Udeek Diyan
10. Layers

Red Baraat — 2017 Tour Dates
Mar 16 – New York, NY @ (Le) Poisson Rouge (Festival of Colors)
Mar 17 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair (Festival of Colors)
Mar 18 – Hartford, CT @ Infinity Hall (Festival of Colors)
Mar 23 – Philadelphia, PA @ World Café Live (Festival of Colors)
Mar 24 & 25 – Washington, DC @ The Hamilton (Festival of Colors)
Mar 29 – Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern (Festival of Colors)
Mar 30 – Portland, OR @ Star Theater (Festival of Colors)
Mar 31 – San Francisco, CA @ SF Jazz Center (Festival of Colors)
Apr 02 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teregram Ballroom (Festival of Colors)
Apr 27 – Houston TX @ Discovery Green
Apr 28 – New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa
Apr 29 & Apr 30 – Lafayette, LA @ Festival International

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