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Sunny Jain playing his dhol at a Red Baraat concert. Photo by Ken Spielman.

Red Baraat

Red Baraat
Festival of Colors

Friday, March 3
8pm in Stewart Theatre
$30-$35 | $8 NC State Students | $15 Faculty/Staff
PRE-SHOW DINNER at 1887 BISTRO (reservations required)

About the Event

Red Baraat, the joyful band led by dhol player Sunny Jain, has brought our audiences to the brink of delirium on multiple occasions. Now they’re back with a Festival of Colors, an immersive celebration of the Indian holiday, Holi. Bringing together music, a montage of classic Bollywood visuals and a fiery dancer, Red Baraat delivers a show that is unparalleled.

Traditionally, Holi is marked by public gatherings of families and strangers sharing songs, dance and the exchange of “colors.” It signifies the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring, and for many, a festive day to meet others, play and laugh, forget and forgive, and repair ruptured relationships.

Red Baraat has drawn worldwide praise for its merging of hard driving North Indian Bhangra with elements of funk, go-go, rock and raw punk energy. Created with no less a purposeful agenda than manifesting joy and unity in all people, the band’s effortless outlook empowers their audience in a near hedonistic celebration of music and dance. “A knitted blend of poly-rhythmic panache exploring what it means to communicate music between individuals and across cultures,” states SPIN Magazine, and NPR has dubbed them “the best party band in years.”

Red Baraat is a Brooklyn-based ensemble that makes heart-pounding, insanely infectious music. The band is particularly known and loved for its unforgettable live performances.”

-NPR

BISTRO & A SHOW

Before Red Baraat gets the party started on stage, join us in NC State’s 1887 Bistro for an elegant three-course prix fixe meal inspired by the cuisine of India. Dinner is $38.95 per person and includes two glasses of wine or beer. Doors open at 5:30pm. Reservations required. Reserve online or at the box office when you buy your concert ticket.

diners sharing a meal in 1887 bistro
Faculty, students and staff enjoy lunch at the 1887 bistro at the Talley Student Union. Photo by Marc

Accessibility

NC State LIVE strives to make our programming accessible to everyone. If you have an access need or an accommodation request, please email Liza Green, associate director at lwgreen@ncsu.edu. Learn more about accessibility at NC State LIVE.

Protect the Pack

NC State LIVE is fully committed to the health and wellness of our campus, community and artists and will be following all public health and NC State University’s Community Standards as of the date of the event. This could include changes to capacity, attendance prerequisites and other protective measures. 

Face coverings are not required inside our theatres. Although face coverings are not required, you are encouraged to wear them if you feel more comfortable or safer doing so. In addition, Stewart Theatre has a state-of-the-art UV filtration system, extra hand sanitizing stations and paperless ticketing. In the event that a performance is cancelled, all tickets will be fully refunded.

Band members of Red Barrat jump and play their instruments in green and purple light. Photo by Adam Kissick.