RAGA TO JAZZ; TABLA POP TO BENGALI SOUL, BROTO ROY DECLARES A PLURALISTIC, DIVERSE VISION FOR GLOBAL UNITY IN THE 21st CENTURY. WE ARE ALL ONE; WE ARE ALL LINKED INEXTRICABLY - LIFE IS ABOUT BUILDING BRIDGES OVER RIVERS OF TIME.

BROTO ROY
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COMPOSER AND PERCUSSIONIST

"… (American Raga)..is trance-inducing, jazzy & intricate and the energy level is surprisingly high. Fans of uncompromising fusion, sophisticated percussion or fiery jazz guitar will not be disappointed."
Ed Kopp - All About Jazz

"spiritual and visceral"
- Mike Joyce, The Washington Post

EMI release

"Concert mythique et magique." - EuroNews

"The Titan of Tabla" - Old Town Crier, Alexandria, Virginia

CNN and NBC coverage of Broto's composition "Let Us Fly"

REVIEWS

"A doyen of arts and culture, Broto Roy, an accomplished tabla player...travelled extensively, performing in the U.S. and internationally
- News India Times 1/10/14

"Master musician." "Voice of pure honey." - Times of India 12/27/13

"Concert mythique et magique." - EuroNews, 7/2/11

"Awesome!" "Grammy bound" - CNN '04

"The Titan of Tabla"; Old Town Crier, Alexandria, Virginia, 5/10

"fusioneering" "Imposing pedigree." "Solo success" - The Gazette Maryland - Oct 5, 2012

"Spiritual and visceral" - Mike Joyce The Washington Post

"The best of Asian-Pacific American traditions." "Enriched the range of artistic and cultural themes." "...exceptional contributions which enrich our nation and the world". "The young South Asian percussionist Broto Roy, an accomplished navigator of a range of multi-directional pathways between East and West - not only to a new range of aesthetic references, but also to new instruments and performance styles as well. After appearing in America, Europe and India with the folk group Ganga, with major classical Indian musicians and with the jazz-based East-West Ensemble, Roy continues exploring new rhythmic embellishments and ideas." 2010 - The Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC

"Warmth and drive" - Down Beat '01

"In fact, every track is well arranged and the overall impact is great." The Statesman (India), 2/7/09

"Each song celebrates a unique emotion worth remembering for its melodies as well as its lyrics." - Calcutta Mirror, India 5/16/08

"Languid and celestial." - Washington City Paper, Washington, DC 11/22/07

"The audience was entranced" - State Magazine, Washington, DC October '06

"Complex, trancelike, peaceful" "The most authentic experience." - Lowell Sun, Massachusetts USA 7/31/06

"Blues-Jazz-Raga fusion." - Daily News Analysis (DNA), Bombay India '06

"Inspiring" - Radio Program "With Good Reason" '06

"Intricate rhythms" - The Folklore Society '04

"Imparting cultural and historical knowledge." " Talented" - The Library of Congress '03

"Will extend your listening horizons" - Takoma Voice '03

"Virtuosity" Unique mix" - Classical Guitar Magazine, London '94

"Bluesy, spiritual odyssey". "The complex rhythm seems to flow in and out of improvisations that can have the swing and fire of Bird one moment or the discipline of Ravi Shankar the next." "Truly original." - District Curators '98

BOOKING
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Ph USA - 1.800.876.6315

Booking BR Raga-Jazz for '14-16 US, Canada & Europe. Sax, keys, bass and guitar with tabla. Video

Click on the following links to get Broto's CDs: CD Baby The Orchard

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