Falu / Red Baraat
Show DescriptionFalu is a classically trained Indian vocalist whose diverse musical repertoire captures both her traditional roots as well as her unique ability in combining Hindi music with an inventive rock sound. Her live performances from both genres have been featured numerous times at Carnegie Hall (Zankel), nationally on FOX TV and internationally on National Geographic TV, while her voice has been captured in multiple films including Angelina Jolie’s directorial debut A Place in Time. One of Falu’s most stunning performances was at the Time 100 Gala where she was invited to perform a duet with Slumdog Millionaire composer A.R. Rahman in front of the one hundred selection of Time Magazine's most influential people in the world of 2008, which not surprisingly included First Lady Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey. Most recently, in November of 2009 Falu performed at the White House, where she was invited to sing alongside A.R. Rahman again at President Obama’s first State Dinner in honor of the Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
Don’t miss this opportunity to catch Falu in the intimate setting of NYC’s Joe’s Pub.
Led by drummer Sunny Jain, Red Baraat is the first and only dhol ‘n’ brass band of its kind in the States, melding the infectious North Indian rhythm Bhangra with brass funk and expressing the human spirit through improvisation and a powerful live sound. Comprised of dhol (double-sided, barrel-shaped North Indian drum slung over one shoulder), drumset, percussion, sousaphone and horns, this NYC-based group plays fresh originals, as well as Punjabi songs and Bollywood numbers with an explosive stage performance.
In the short time since their inception, the group has delivered blistering performances at the Chicago World Music Festival, Madison World Music Festival, Lincoln Center, DJ Rekha's Basement Bhangra, 4th Annual Droma Gypsy Festival, The Kitchen performance art space, India Independence Day Parade, Barbes, Joe’s Pub, as well as a live radio broadcast for John Schaefer's Soundcheck on WNYC-FM 93.9. They recently recorded the credit roll theme song for the movie, The Yes Men Fix the World and performed for Ports 1961 at the 2009 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week (NYC).