RED BARAAT FESTIVAL OF COLORS
Ganavya, The Kominas
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
RED BARAAT FESTIVAL OF COLORS is a celebration of HOLI, a Hindu holiday marked by public gatherings of families, friends, and strangers rejoicing in song, dance, and the exchange of “colors." The holiday signifies the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring, and an opportunity to meet others, play and laugh, forget and forgive.
The festival debuted in 2012 at a sold out Le Poisson Rouge in New York City and has since expanded to cities nationwide. This year's iteration will take place in NYC, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington DC, Boston, Seattle, Portland, Philadelphia and beyond.
Bandleader and dhol player Sunny Jain curates a night of music highlighting the South Asian Diaspora in America. Past lineups have included DJ Rekha, Falu, Radhe Radhe: Rites of Holi (a film by the late, award-winning filmmaker, Prashant Bhargava, and Grammy-nominated pianist/composer, Vijay Iyer), Brooklyn Raga Massive, Mandeep Sethi, Parijat Desai Dance Company, Rupa & The April Fishes and Madame Gandhi.
Special guests for the 2017 Red Baraat Festival of Colors will be announced soon! This tour is in conjunction with the release of the band’s new album BHANGRA PIRATES on Rhyme & Reason Records.
Vocalist and composer Ganavya Doraiswamy has carved a niche for herself at the nexus of South Indian vocal styles and jazz/contemporary music. She has been featured on various projects, most notably Alfredo Rodriguez’s Tocororo (co-produced by Quincy Jones), which hit #1 on jazz charts. Ganavya’s own debut album, Aikyam: Onnu, is set to release in March 2017. It features jazz standards translated into her native language of Tamil as well as recontextualized abhang-s (spiritual poetry written by 13th- to 15th-century Maharashtrian saints). Aikyam –a term used in Sanskrit and Tamil, to denote 'sameness,' is suggestive of a harmonious union, and represents a conscious merging of her different worlds. Ganavya holds degrees in theatre and psychology, and graduate degrees in performance (Berklee College of Music), and ethnomusicology (UCLA). She has worked with Danilo Perez, Placido Domingo, James Newton, Vijay Iyer, Zakir Hussain,Victor Wooten, Wadada Leo Smith, Alain Perez, Perico Sambeat, Laura Karpman, Polo Orti, Victor Mendoza, Javier Limón, Ousso Lotfy, and Zebbler Encanti Experience, among many other artists, who have all influenced her work.
The Kominas have been called many things over the years, but are basically just 4 weird brown dudes in a surfy-punk band. Karna, Basim, Sunny, and Shahjehan are set to release their 5th album in 2017, and really want to do some good for the collective mental health of civil society. They look forward to sharing space with everyone celebrating Red Baraat's Festival of Colors..
$18 ADV - $20 DOS + Fees
Mezzanine tickets are subject to a premium service fee that will be applied at checkout.