The first weekend of Jazz Fest ends with two interesting choices (sorry—in my mind, Jimmy Buffett isn’t one of them). David Byrne’s ability to reinvent himself in ways that embrace the breadth of his musical interests makes his set on the Gentilly Stage promising.
[Updated]Red Baraat sometimes gets narrowly defined as making "world" or "ethnic" music. Though bandleader Sunny Jain composes music influenced by bhangra music, he's equally influenced by funk, jazz, and hip-hop. The songs on the band's latest album, Gaadi of Truth, sound like a Saturday night in Brooklyn or the throes of Carnival season. Red Baraat brings its jubilant, communal sound to Tipitina's Feb.