SPAC on Stage Series: RED BARAAT
“SPAC on Stage” features a unique seating arrangement that transforms the SPAC amphitheater into an intimate concert experience, where the entire audience is placed onstage with the artists, looking out into the theater. The series takes place once per month – June 19, July 23, August 26 and September 9 – and showcases ensembles whose artistry crosses through classical, contemporary and global music genres. All performances begin at 8 p.m.
RED BARAAT – August 26
The infectious rhythms and pioneering style of RED BARAAT intricately layer lively North Indian bhangra with elements of hip-hop, jazz and raw punk energy. RED BARAAT’s album Sound The People, reached the top 10 on the World Music Charts Europe and was heralded in the US as the anthem soundtrack for the South Asian diaspora by STEREOGUM: “The album is full of moments that hit with the force of a spiritual awakening…The funk, ska-punk, and other American forms that make their way into the music are layered intricately within the same threadwork as the ragas on which these songs are pulled from. Each piece is a gesture of cultural harmony, rendering not only genre irrelevant, but the geographic placement of those sounds.”
Tickets to “SPAC on Stage” will be $50 or $40, depending on location.