Broto Roy and Sunil Chugh

Tabla Drumming

Master Artist
Broto Roy
Apprentice
Sunil Chugh
Folkway
Tabla Drumming
Location
Arlington
Master Artist Broto Roy and apprentice Sunil Chugh perform on the tabla drum. Photo by Ashley Twiggs/Virginia Folklife Program.
Master Artist Broto Roy and apprentice Sunil Chugh perform on the tabla drum. Photo by Ashley Twiggs/Virginia Folklife Program. 

Broto Roy is a master of the 5,000-year-old tradition of tabla drumming of India. The tabla is composed of two drums, one made of wood and the other of metal. At the age of five, Broto studied with numerous tabla masters, including the great Bidyut Banerjee of Calcutta. Broto has been teaching privately and publicly for the last 25 years. Broto hopes to reconnect his apprentice, second generation immigrant Sunil Chugh, to the musical culture of India through the study of Indian anthropomorphic compositions.