SUNNY JAIN: WILD WILD EAST 10pm
This is an in-person event that is also streaming online
Mon, 26 July 2021
10:00PM - 11:30PM (EDT)
This event is LIVE at Barbes, and Streaming free online. Click "Get Tickets" for all options.
Sunny Jain’s Wild Wild East encompasses the myriad facets of Jain’s identity both as a first-generation South Asian–American and as a global musician, from his own family’s immigration story to his eclectic musical upbringing. In recasting the immigrant—steeped in the courage to leave a familiar homeland for a new beginning—as the modern-day cowboy and cowgirl, Jain sources musical inspiration from the scores of Bollywood classics and Spaghetti Westerns, Indian folk traditions, jazz improvisation, and rollicking psychedelic and surf guitar styles.
Jain is best known as the dhol-pounding bandleader of Red Baraat, the frenzied fusion of bhangra, hip-hop, jazz, rock, and unbridled energy that NPR called “the best party band in years.” The drummer and composer has collaborated with jazz artists Vijay Iyer, Donny McCaslin, Norah Jones, and Kyle Eastwood; the Sufi rock band Junoon and singer Peter Gabriel.