RED BARAAT FESTIVAL OF COLORS
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pmDoug Fir Lounge
$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.https://www.dougfirlounge.com/event/1798769/
“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
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