Brooklyn and San Francisco meet in Oakland as Red Baraat joins forces with Non Stop Bhangra for one of a kind night full of contagious dance floor rhythms and banging sounds that will get you grooving and bouncing on the dance floor all night.
Tuesday, June 26th
The New Parish
1743 San Pablo Ave.
Time: Doors at 8pm
Cover: $17 Pre-sale | $20 at the door
Ages 18 & Up
The place: a club in the middle of Brooklyn renowned for its sophisticated clientele, its receptivity to innovation, and its ideas from abroad. On a small stage in a tight, dimly lit back room, several musicians are whipping a New York City crowd into a frenzy with an unprecedented, high energy, gut-busting fusion of jazz, hip-hop beats, rock muscle, funky go-go, and scalding hot bhangra. A horn section blares, percussionists pound, everybody shouts, and the group’s charismatic leader, Sunny Jain, holds the explosive songs together with rhythms from his dhol – the Indian double-headed drum played slung over the shoulder that provides bhangra with its frenetic heartbeat. And just as it was the month before, the line of patrons who came to this club in Park Slope stretched out the door and down the block because they couldn’t get enough of RED BARAAT – a riveting ensemble that NPR has dubbed “The best party band in years.”
Non Stop Bhangra
13+ year running San Francisco party in a bottle Non Stop Bhangra condenses down its dhol driven dance party into the fun confines of a live set. Imagine a scene from a bollywood movie smack in the middle of thumping nightclub, swirling colors, rhythm of pounding feet, relentless energy, and brilliant beats-that’s Non Stop Bhangra. A crash course in shaking your shoulder Punjabi style, a DJ set meets dance performance over a drum filled hour of bliss. Featuring the main crew, Dholrhythms Dance Company, DJ Jimmy Love, and Rav-E to highlight some of the best Bhangra sounds to jump-start the dance floor and get you ready for Red Baraat.