Sonny Singh is a musician, social justice educator, and writer based in Brooklyn, NY. He is a trumpet player, dhol player, and vocalist and has been a member of the acclaimed bhangra brass band Red Baraat since its inception in 2008. The New York Times has described Red Baraat as a “Brooklyn brass band that looks to South Asia, pumping out Bollywood tunes and Sufi songs with a crackling beat (from the two headed dhol drum) and the muscle of horns blasting in unison, putting some New York bluster atop faraway roots.” From 2003-2008, Sonny played in the political rock band Outernational, which he co-founded, deemed a “world music Rage Against the Machine” by Tom Morello himself. Sonny has also worked with a number of labor and community-based organizations in New York City as an organizer and educator and regularly facilitates workshops and classes on social justice issues, community organizing, anti-oppression, and more. His writings on racial justice, Sikhism and social change, and Islamophobia have appeared in the Huffington Post, Colorlines, Asian American Literary Review, Jadaliyya, and Open City Magazine.
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