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Sonny Singh Tickets, Tour Dates and Concerts

Sonny Singh

Carnegie Hall Citywide Presents: Sonny Singh

Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Pkwy

May 6, 2023

5:00 PM EDT
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Sonny Singh and his band perform a free concert at the Brooklyn Museum's First Saturday series! Simultaneously spiritual and rebellious, Sonny Singh’s music is a reminder of hope, love, and devotion. For more than a decade, he has brought his fiery trumpet playing and vocals around the world as an original member of the bhangra brass band Red Baraat, and he recently released his own debut album, Chardi Kala—a reference to the Sikh concept of revolutionary eternal optimism—called “vibrant, ebullient, and energized ... a prayer for our ailing world” (JazzTimes). Hear him with his five-piece band in this free performance. Sonny Singh - vocals, trumpet, dhol Jonathan Goldberger - guitar Utsav Lal - harmonium and keys Jesske Hume - bass and vocals Rohin Khemani - Drumset and tabla
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Sonny Singh Biography

Sonny Singh has brought his fiery trumpet playing and vocals to audiences around the world for the last decade as an original member of the Brooklyn Bhangra outfit Red Baraat. Now he is launching a solo project that reimagines Sikh kirtan with boundary-defying Punjabi anthems to uplift & ignite.

Sonny's first musical outlet as a child of immigrant parents in North Carolina was singing Sikh devotional music in gurdwaras (Sikh houses of worship). His energy shifted to other types of music as he became a more serious musician: ska, reggae, funk, punk rock, bhangra, and more. In 2003, Sonny co-founded the political rock band Outernational and recorded an album produced by Tom Morello. As a singer and trumpet player, he has been central to the sound and raw energy of Red Baraat since the band's inception in 2008, touring globally and recording 5 studio albums.

Sonny is currently finishing his debut solo album, produced by Wil-Dog Abers of Ozomatli, entitled Chardi Kala, the Sikh concept of revolutionary eternal optimism. His first single, Mitar Pyare Nu, premiered on NPR’s All Songs Considered and Rolling Stone India.

Sonny’s music is a reminder that hope, love, and devotion are crucial to our struggles and our collective survival. Chardi Kala is a return to Sonny’s Punjabi & Sikh roots, but with the lens he’s developed over the course of his life as a touring musician, educator, and activist. Musically, the project embodies the many spiritual, political, and aesthetic elements that have shaped Sonny: a bolero-mariachi Sikh shabad on one track, a qawwali song with a reggae bass line on another, a bombastic Ghadar Party tribute in Punjabi and Spanish on yet another. His live band, which includes harmonium, electric guitar, tabla, and drumset, provides listeners with an experience of both introspective reflection and fervent urgency.
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