Red Baraat is coming to Lehigh ~ ! ~ ! ~ !


(press release from Zoellner Arts Center) enhanced by internet resources for readers who like to click!

From Brooklyn, Red Baraat have been called ‘The best party band in years’ (NPR) and blend high energy North Indian Bhangra with New Orleans brass, DC go-go rhythms and R&B.  Simply put, there is nothing like Red Baraat- whose incredible high energy shows — and ethos of pluralism and the proliferation of joy — have brought them to stages as diverse as Bonnaroo, Central Park, and The White House. The group has played at the personal request of leaders of the free world, business, and sport – including performing at the flagship TED Conference, at the closing ceremony of the Paralympic Games in Trafalgar Square, and on Google’s Mountain View Campus, while maintaining a non-stop club and theatre worldwide tour. The Fall 2014 Red Baraat tour indicates the wide array of audiences they will be reaching in venues ranging from clubs to universities to world-renowned music festivals.

Zoellner Arts Center recognizes corporate performance sponsor: EXPOSED and media sponsor WRTI.

Let’s let the band’s music play:

Tickets are $22; go to or 610-758-2787, ext. 0.  Psssssst. Hey!~ (Lehigh student reading this) go to the box office directly. Trust me on this. It will be so worth your effort. Hours are Tues.12-6pm, Wed.- Fri. 12-5pm

The group will have its debut performance at Zoellner Arts Center amidst a heavy tour schedule of festivals and club dates. Red Baraat Tour Dates:
8/30 Louisville, KY – World Music Festival (headline)
9/6 Arlington, VA – Rosslyn Jazz Festival
9/7 Richmond, VA – Modlin Center for the Arts
9/13 Millersville, PA – Millersville University
9/18 Minneapolis, MN – The Dakota
9/19 & 20 Monterey, CA – Monterey Jazz Festival
10/3 Northridge, CA – Valley Performing Arts Center (w/ Angelique Kidjo)
10/4 San Francisco, CA – Hardly Strictly Bluegrass
10/12 Washington, DC – The Hamilton
10/16 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
10/17 Bethlehem, PA – Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University
10/18 Princeton, NJ – Berlind Theatre, Princeton University
10/25 New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge
10/31 New Orleans, LA – Voodoo Fest
11/1 Austin, TX – TBA

On June 21, 2014 Red Baraat was at the center of the biggest musical event of New York City’s summer season. The pioneering Brooklyn band was commissioned by NPR to produce a new composition – the sheet music for which was posted on NPR and other high traffic websites – with the direction to readers and amateur players to learn the music and be a part of the premiere of the performance on the steps of the Brooklyn Public Library. The incredible results of this experiment, (first attempted two years ago by NPR with a new work and performance by the legendary Phillip Glass) can be seen in a short film on NPR.

Check out the gallery to help sway your interest..

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Not only will this be an awesome show – you can even learn a few Bhangra moves before the show!

At 7pm there is a pre-show Lobby Show titled “Bhangra Basics with Tahya“: Try a few easy moves to loosen up and get in the spirit for the dance-friendly, high-energy, funky music of Red Baraat, facilitated by the Lehigh Valley’s leading ethnic dance authority, Tahya!

Tickets for the October 17 performance at 8:00pm are $22 and General Admission.  For tickets, call 610-758-2787 (7LU-ARTS), visit Zoellner Ticket Services Tues.12-6pm, Wed.- Fri. 12-5pm, or Sat. 11am-1pm, and 90 minutes before curtain ticketed events or order online  Senior, student, group and LVAIC discounts are available.

Pssst. Lehigh students. Remember that hint we wrote about? Go to the box office this week in person.