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A FirstWorks Summer Beats Concert: Red Baraat
July 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pmFree
Bhangra funk is the explosive, multicultural dance music of the next generation and Red Baraat are its undisputed kings. This seven-piece “dhol n’ brass” outfit has been hailed as “the best party band in years” by NPR and “a big band for the world” by the Wall Street Journal. Conceived by dhol player Sunny Jain, the group has drawn worldwide accolades for its singular sound, a merging of hard driving North Indian bhangra with elements of hip-hop, jazz and raw punk energy.
The band’s high octane live shows have lit up iconic stages worldwide, from WOMAD to The White House. They’ve performed at Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits, globalFEST, Lincoln Center, New Orleans Jazz Fest, Olympic Games and Providence’s own PVDFest, communing with audiences in a joyful, near hedonistic celebration of music and dance. Created with a purposeful agenda to manifest joy and unity in all people, Red Baraat’s spirit is worn brightly on its sweaty and hard-worked sleeve.
FREE, ALL-AGES “SPARKLE MOTION: DIY RIBBON DANCER” WORKSHOP
Get your festival on at the free FirstWorks craft table by the Roger Williams Park Bandstand! Eco-friendly face glitter will be available as well as an easy ribbon-dancer craft workshop. All ages are welcome for this pre-concert event starting at 5 p.m.