Red Baraat, Vidya Vox – Tickets – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR – March 26th, 2019

Red Baraat, Vidya Vox

RED BARAAT FESTIVAL OF COLORS

Red Baraat

Vidya Vox

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$18.00 - $22.00

This event is 21 and over

Red Baraat Festival of Colors is an immersive celebration through music, dance and visuals.  Now in its 8th year, the March 2019 festival will feature Vidya Vox and Red Baraat on an 8-city tour.

Red Baraat Festival of Colors celebrates the Hindu holiday of Holi with a colorful array of South Asian sounds. Traditionally, Holi is marked by public gatherings of families and strangers sharing songs, dance, and the exchange of ‘colors’ –colorful dry powder or colored water playfully thrown amongst the crowds of revelers. 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
Red Baraat
The ever-evolving Red Baraat is a pioneering band from Brooklyn, New York. Led by dhol player Sunny Jain, the group 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.”

On the heels of a new album release, Sound The People, Red Baraat are very much taking their sonic signature to a new astral realm, while firmly placing it within the context of a globalized generation. NPR All Songs Considered called their latest release “wildly infectious, soul-grooving music.” and Stereogum premiered the title track featuring Heems (Das Racist / Swet Shop Boys), “Red Baraat delivers an explosion of sound. A frenzy of funk, jazz, hip-hop, and Indian bhangra.”

Red Baraat has released five albums prior, including 2017’s Bhangra Pirates (#4 on World Music Charts Europe), 2012’s Shruggy Ji (debuted at #1 on the Billboard World Music Charts) and their debut release in 2010, Chaal Baby, which was featured in FX TV show, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Their beloved live show has crisscrossed the globe including stops at Bonnaroo, Peter Gabriel’s WOMAD Festival (UK, Australia, New Zealand, and Spain), Austin City Limits, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Luxembourg Philharmonic, New York City’s iconic Bowery Ballroom and Vienna Concert House. The band has performed at the request of The White House (Obama), TED, and the Olympic Games, and they’ve been curating their multi-city Red Baraat Festival of Colors for the past 7 years, based on the Hindu holiday of Holi.

“Hits with the force of a spiritual awakening.” – Stereogum

“A big band for the world.” - Wall Street Journal

“Red Baraat is a Brooklyn-based ensemble that makes heart-pounding, insanely infectious Punjabi folk music. The band is particularly known and loved for its unforgettable live performances.” – NPR
Vidya Vox
Vidya Vox
Vidya Vox brings together influences of her Indian-American heritage to create music that is refreshingly new, unique and contemporary, seamlessly fusing together the intricacies of Indian music with elements of electronic and pop for an undeniably catchy sound. Since launching her YouTube Channel in 2015, Vidya has amassed over 500 million views and over 5 million subscribers. She has headlined concerts for thousands of fans across the US and South Asia, culminating in her 2017 “Kuthu Fire” concert tour of India. Her work has been featured in publications such as Vogue, Elle, NPR, Cosmopolitan, Billboard, BuzzFeed, The Hindu, and many more.
With her debut EP, Kuthu Fire, Vidya released a set of genre-mixing and culture-blending original songs that blend together very different cultural styles of music while standing apart in their pop and electronic-inspired arrangements. The release has pushed Vidya beyond her previous recognition for mashups, with her original music garnering over 200 million views in the past year. She has expanded her audience by exploring new ideas while staying true to her original concept: creating a music that brings the world closer together.

“Vox is at once an ancient heart and a modern confection, slipping between love, abandon and defiance in videos that move in swift rhythms and lyrics that weave English, Malayalam and Tamil.” - LA Times

"Vidya Iyer is poised to become a household name." - Vogue India

“Vidya Vox's cover of the song that you can't get out of your head is even more infectious than the original.” - Cosmopolitan