Monday, February 14, 2022

Experience the Music of Ukraine, India & More at SOPAC


Clockwise from top left: Red Baraat, DakhaBrakha, Jesse Cook and Tommy Emmanuel

Travel the world without leaving New Jersey. From Ukrainian Folk to North Indian Bhangra and Spanish Flamenco, experience the sounds of various cultures and countries at SOPAC.

WHERE: South Orange Performing Arts Center, 1 SOPAC Way, South Orange (behind the train station)

Red Baraat Festival of Colors
: $25-$35

Red Baraat Festival of Colors is an immersive experience celebrating the spirit of the Hindu holiday of Holi. Led by dhol player Sunny Jain, the group has drawn worldwide praise for merging North Indian Bhangra with elements of Funk, Go-Go, Rock and raw Punk energy. SPIN Magazine calls the group “a knitted blend of poly-rhythmic panache exploring what it means to communicate music between individuals and across cultures."


A sonic feast as well as a visual spectacle, the award-winning, thunderous theatrical quartet blends ancient Ukrainian Folk melodies into a subversive musical tapestry that embraces Indie-Rock, Pop, Hip-Hop, the avant-garde and traditional instrumentation from around the world.

Tommy Emmanuel, CGP
: $49-$59

Tommy Emmanuel, four-time winner of Australia's Best Guitarist Award, has helped bring the art of Rock guitar down under to a higher awareness by bringing a sense of jazz improvisation into a mix that also includes Blues, Country, Rock, Classical, and Spanish music. He is often regarded as one of the greatest acoustic guitarists of all time.

Jesse Cook: Tempest Tour II

Jesse Cook is a global guitar virtuoso. The international appeal of this accomplished Canadian performer is his style of mixing Flamenco with Classical, Jazz, Zydeco, Blues and Brazilian samba.


At this time, all SOPAC patrons are required to show proof of vaccination, or a negative Covid-19 test and wear a mask. All current Covid-19 Precautions & Policies can be found at

About SOPAC:

Since 2006, SOPAC has been serving as a premier performing arts center in the region. SOPAC offers innovative artistic and cultural experiences for diverse audiences in an intimate, inviting environment. The arts center hosts a variety of live performances, community events and education programs for all ages. SOPAC is home for Seton Hall University Arts Council’s performances, including the Classical Concert Series, Jazz ‘N the Hall performances and Seton Hall University Theatre productions. SOPAC programs are made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. The South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. For more information, visit