SUN HOP FAT
Thursday, February 14th, 2013 at 8:00pm
THIS EVENT IS A PART OF SF BEER WEEK!
Tixie and Slim’s host an Anchor Brewing Co. tap takeover. Jam to the Bhangra Funk sound of Red Baraat and enjoy limited release and specialty beers with your sweetie. First 50 guests who show they are a Tixie (www.tixie.com) user will receive a free Anchor draft beer of their choosing. Special menu of Indian inspired fusion dishes by Slim’s chef Jose Yanez.
In just over three short years, the pioneering Brooklyn dhol ‘n’ brass party juggernaut Red Baraat have made a name for themselves as one of the best live bands playing anywhere in the world. Led by dhol drummer Sunny Jain, the nine piece (comprised of dhol ((double-sided barrel shaped North Indian drum slung over one shoulder)) drumset, percussion, a sousaphone, and 5 horns) melds the infectious North Indian rhythm Bhangra with a host of sounds, namely funk, go-go, latin, and jazz. Simply put, Sunny Jain and Red Baraat have created and defined a sound entirely their own.
It’s a sound so powerful it has left the band in its own utterly unique and enviable class. These days you are as likely to find Red Baraat throwing down at an overheated and unannounced warehouse party in their Brooklyn neighborhood as you are at Lincoln Center. Or the Montreal Jazz Festival. Or the Barbican. It’s a band unquestionably on the ascent playing some of the most prestigious festivals and theatres worldwide, and keeping their chops razor sharp in basements and sweaty sold out clubs across New York City. Leading an audience as diverse and joyful as the band itself, Red Baraat has subsumed a plateful of global influence, fused it, and is now exporting it Brooklyn-style to the world.
Sun Hop Fat's reinterpretation of the Swinging Addis period of Ethiopian music is a cauldron of swell and froth that can only be broken by an upheaval of emerging groove. All these voices provide a soundscape rich enough to plant a garden in. So much sound, so much foundation, so much travel and change. This group is a tempest: ever evolving in members, texture and structure. It started as an idea, a note, a covering of something that was dark and unknown. Now, it is a scream, a tingling, a possibility to behold.
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