MAR 2020 12 THU 8 pm
Global Music | India & USA
Red Baraat
Festival of Colors
Price Center East Ballroom
  • GA: $25
  • UCSD Student: $9

About

“A new-breed marching band music that’s part Punjabi wedding, part New Orleans second line, and all New York.”—Boston Globe

Red Baraat Festival of Colors is an immersive celebration of the Hindu holiday of Holi through music, dance, and visuals. Red Baraat has taken the spirit of the festival to the next level: a year round show of communal revelry that brings together what NPR has called “the best party band in years,” a montage of classic Bollywood visuals, and a fiery dancer.

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 among 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 Festival of Colors debuted in 2012 at a sold out Le Poisson Rouge in New York City, and it has since expanded to over a dozen cities in the United States. Returning to its roots of just brass and drums and complete in colorfully painted white jumpsuits plus a dancer, Festival of Colors is a full- blown immersive experience as the band, the visuals, the dancer are like a mélange of colors, each bold on its own but commingling to form a stunning panorama.

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South Asia Initiative

Parking

The closest parking structure is Gilman Parking Structure located at the intersection of Gilman Drive and Russell Lane. Parking permit pay stations are located on every level.

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Need Directions?

On day of show, text Joanna Szu, Associate Director of Marketing at 858.230.0943 for a dropped pin for the venue and/or parking.
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