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From the moment Sound The People kicks off, it s clear that Red Baraat are very much taking their sonic signature to a new astral realm. The record is a shout out to, and celebration of, the South Asian community around the world. Drawing on a vast expanse of influences, from bhangra music to jazz, hip-hop to psych and everything in between, the band turn their celebration into a full-blown infiltration with an album that is at once important, rebellious, and fun. NPR s all songs considered recently described the track Kala Muhkra as heart-pounding, insanely infectious music . Stereogum added Red Baraat delivers an explosion of sound. Features guest appearances from rapper Heems (Das Rascist, Swet Shop Boys), Pakistani singer-songwriter Ali Sethi, poet Suheir Hammad and actor/writer John Hodgman.