Red Baraat+Underground System Afrobeat


Led by Sunny Jain, whose double-headed dhol drum serves as its heartbeat, the eight-piece “dhol ‘n’ brass” band expands India’s wedding-band template into a more inclusively throbbing caterwaul evocative of joyous brass-band cultures from New Orleans to the Balkans, but with a Bollywood bent. Underground System Afrobeat is an 11-piece juggernaut, with a strong Argentinean frontwoman, who update and Brooklyn-ify Fela Kuti’s revolutionary sound.

Fri., Nov. 8, 8 p.m., 2013

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 30, 2013

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