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Raga to jazz; tabla pop to Bengali soul, Broto Roy declares a pluralistic, knowledge-based vision for global unity in the 21st century. We are all one; we are all linked inextricably - life is about building bridges (not walls) over rivers of time.

Stand up and fight by exposing & educating. We are only as great as the doors we open. We make music to share. All are welcome.

Music, not genres, is my motto. - Broto

Tour, with music from 2018 album "All Barriers Fall"

"Always refreshing, tablas and the glee of ragas in jazz." - 8/15/18 - ALL ABOUT JAZZ

"Spiritual" - The Fairfax Times 8/24/18

"An accomplished navigator of pathways between East and West." - Smithsonian

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

"Concert mythique et magique." - EuroNews

"the impact is great" - The Statesman (India)

"Awesome!" "Grammy bound" - CNN

More Reviews

New CD - ALL BARRIERS FALL
"Always refreshing, tablas and the glee of ragas in jazz." ALL ABOUT JAZZ - 8/15/18

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Live BRQ - Virginia Multicultural Festival, Reston, VA
BRQ - Live - "Disciple"
Feed Your Soul

More Broto Roy CDs at Amazon & iTunes

BROTO ROY QUARTET

Still In Love

Penn Ave LIVE! 2017 Bach Bouree in E Minor improv

Never Enough Cake

DUETS & TRIOS

Raga "Bageshri"

With Sarod maestro Aashish Khan - Lowell Folk Festival

Indian "Dhun" - semi-classical

TABLA SOLO

Tabla Solo 9-22-18

Drum duet - tabla & western drum kit

Tabla Solo - Elmira College, NY

"Concert mythique et magique." - EuroNews

Media Mix

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

Broto Roy, Live at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City

Broto Roy Performs with The Dallas Opera at Winspear Hall, Dallas, Texas - 5/4/17

REVIEWS

"Always refreshing, tablas and the glee of ragas in jazz." - 8/15/18 - ALL ABOUT JAZZ
"spiritual and visceral" - Mike Joyce, The Washington Post
"seamlessly mingles traditional Indian vocal and instrumental idioms with jazz, alternatively tautly rhythmic and dreamily improvisational." – Dallas Morning News, 5/6/17
"… (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
"Broto Roy brilliantly exemplifies multicultural diversity and has popularized the rich musical culture of South Asia with his many recordings and performances." - Maryland State Arts Council 4/24/15
"A doyen of arts and culture, Broto Roy, an accomplished tabla player...travelled extensively, performing in the U.S. and internationally" - News India Times
"Master musician." "Voice of pure honey, you can't buy it with money." - Times of India
"Concert mythique et magique." - EuroNews
"Awesome!" "Grammy bound" - CNN
"The Titan of Tabla"; Old Town Crier, Alexandria, Virginia
"fusioneering" "Imposing pedigree." "Solo success" - The Gazette Maryland
"Spiritual and visceral" - Mike Joyce The Washington Post
"Heartbeats, a collaborative work conceived by Christopher Janney, choreographed and danced by Sarah Rudner" "Broto Roy accompanies, following her lead on tabla" - The Washington Post
"The best of Asian-Pacific American traditions." "Enriched the range of artistic and cultural themes." "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." - The Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
"Warmth and drive" - Down Beat
"Rhythm section virtuosity...unique Indian percussion" - Classical Guitar Magazine, London England
"In fact, every track is well arranged and the overall impact is great." The Statesman (India)
"Each song celebrates a unique emotion worth remembering for its melodies as well as its lyrics." - Calcutta Mirror
"Languid and celestial." - Washington City Paper, Washington, DC 11/22/07
"The audience was entranced" - State Magazine, Washington, DC
"Complex, trancelike, peaceful" "The most authentic experience." - Lowell Sun, Massachusetts USA
"Blues-Jazz-Raga fusion." - Daily News Analysis (DNA), Bombay India '06
"Exceptional contributions to the increase and diffusion of knowledge about the cultures and traditions which enrich our nation and the world." Smithsonian Insitution
"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
"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

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