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Broto Roy

In the mid-‘80s, India-American composer and tabla percussionist Broto Roy (an EMI-India recording artist) began composing and recording a genre of music he calls “Raga-Jazz”, an amalgam 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)

All Barriers Fall

Label: Buzkhashi
Released: 2018
Track listing: 1. Feed Your Soul 2. Disciple 3. Still We Rise 4. Still in Love 5. The Dance 6. Savour the Favour 7. Still We Rise (reprise)

Ancient Algorithms

Label: Buzkhashi
Released: 2015

Total Immersion - Live at the Kennedy Center

Label: Buzkhashi
Released: 2001

American Raga

Label:
Released: 1999

Broto Roy: American Raga

Read "American Raga" reviewed by Ed Kopp

My familiarity with Indian music is pretty much limited to George Harrison's sitar rock, one 20-year-old Shakti album, and a Ravi Shankar LP that hasn't visited my turntable in at least 15 years. Truth be told, Indian music always seemed so dauntingly exotic that I never gave it much of a chance.That is, until ...

American Raga

Label: Buzkhashi
Released: 1998


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