Music listings – 11/7 through 11/13

1. Red Baraat w. REBEL DIAZ & The KOMINAS

Date: Monday, November 7, 2011
Time: 8pm
Venue: BROOKLYN BOWL (61 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211, 718-963-3369)
Ticket: $5
Genre: Bhangara/New Orleans Jazz

In just over two short years, the pioneering Brooklyn dhol and brass party juggernaut RED BARAAT have become known as one of the best live bands playing anywhere. Led by dhol player Sunny Jain, the nine piece (comprised of dhol ((double-sided barrel shaped North Indian drum slung over one shoulder)) drumset, percussion, sousaphone, and 5 horns melds the infectious North Indian rhythm Bhangra with a host of sounds, namely funk, go-go, latin, and jazz.

Check out Sunny Jain’s interview in DooBeeDoo

2. Shauli Einav Sextet

Date: Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Time: 9pm
Venue: Fat Cat (5 Christopher St. NY)
Ticket: $10
Genre: Jazz

Israe’s Shauli Einav Quintet which will feature following musicians:  Andy Hunter – trb, Andrew Gould – as, Jeremy Siskind – p, Or Bareket – b, Jerad Lippi – d, Shauli Einav – ts. Playing new originals and music from  Shauli’s album Opus One.

3. Kiran Ahluwalia’s CD Release Concert

Date: Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Time:  7:15pm
Venue: Drom (85 Avenue A, NY, NY 10009, 212- 777-1157)
Ticket: $25
Genre: contemporary Indian song with Saharan desert blues

Expressing her muse through ghazals and Punjabi folk songs, award winning Indian singer, Kiran Ahluwalia explores the language of the heart with beautiful artistry and smoldering intensity. Her enchanting and seductive music has garnered glowing praise from critics around the world; Hers is a voice destined to enchant more than one generation. fROOTS  Most of all, Kiran Ahluwalia is a unique and inspiring performer and composer, whose legion of fans continues to grow with every captivating performance.

With each successive recording, Kiran has moved ever onward from her own musical upbringing, reaching well beyond her extensive training in the genres of traditional ghazal and Punjabi folk music, shaping a style completely her own. On her latest CD, aam zameen : common ground, Kiran successfully merges her contemporary Indian song with Saharan desert blues.

On stage, Kiran is accompanied by a stellar group of musicians:  cutting edge NYC guitarist, Rez Abbasi, rising tabla star, Nitin Mitta, hard grooving bassist, Nikku Nayar and superbly melodic harmonium player, Babloo.  Together, they are one of North America’s most exciting and creative world music groups.


Date: Saturday, November 12,  2011
Time: 7pm
Venue: TERRA BLUES (149 Bleecker Street, NYC  212.777.7776)
Ticket: t.b.a.
Genre: nu blues/ New Orleans brass

One of New York’s most original bands, HAZMAT MODINE delivers a rustic, deliriously Dionysian blend of whorehouse Blues, Reggae, Klezmer, Country and Gypsy-tinged music.