In the mid-'80s, Indian-American composer and tabla drums percussionist Broto Roy (an EMI-India recording artist) began composing and recording a genre of music he calls "Raga-Jazz", an original blend of ancient Indian ragas (melodies), talas (rhythms) and western Jazz. His mastery over the complex, formalized rhythms of his native India combined with his deep appreciation and understanding of the Jazz idiom led the Washington Post to declare his music "spiritual and visceral". He was Artist in Residence at the Kennedy Center's inauguration of their Millennium Stage. His CD "Total Immersion" is only the second live recording sanctioned by the Kennedy Center for public release (the first was by Pavarotti). His debut CD "American Raga" was played aboard the International Space Station when Dennis Tito carried it with him as he orbited the earth. His Broto Roy Quartet , consisting of sitar, tabla drums, tenor sax and electric bass, recently released their CD "Ancient Algorithms". Audiences are enthralled when experiencing his sound.
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