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Instrument Interview #2 Sunny Jain
Here is the second installment of our newest feature, the Instrument Interview. So far we’ve had several opportunities to talk to folks about some very unique instruments, and we look forward to bringing these shows to you on a more regular basis. Our time with Sunny Jain of Red Baraat proved to be surprising. We’d heard the band’s music beforehand and enjoyed it, but we had no idea what we were in for when we met up with them at TT the Bear’s Place.
Sunny sat down with us for a few minutes to tell us all about his dhol. He mentioned the history of the drum, his personal experience with it, and how everything corresponds to the band today. The rest of the guys came in later and played a song, Sialkot, that was so loud and crazy, yet organized and rhythmic that we couldn’t help but want to dance as we filmed. We could immediately see why Sunny was motivated to experiment with so many different types of music in order to reach the sound that Red Baraat has today.