MONT ALTO, Pa. — The Broto Roy Quartet ― a group that mixes traditional Indian rhythms and Indian singing with elements of modern jazz and rock ― will perform at Penn State Mont Alto from 5 to 6 p.m. April 6 in the General Studies Auditorium. The event is open to the public and free of charge.
Broto Roy was born in India where his great-grandfather Rajanikanta was one of India’s greatest songwriters. He began studying traditional Indian music at age 6, and in 1998 he released his debut album, “American Raga,” which has the unique distinction of being played aboard the International Space Station. Today, Roy’s Quartet often plays to sold-out crowds and receives rave reviews.
This “Unity in Diversity” event is sponsored by the Penn State Mont Alto Diversity Committee that promotes, supports, conceptualizes and participates in events related to diversity on campus and in the local community. During spring 2017, the Diversity Committee is hosting “Unity in Diversity” events to create an awareness that people are different and to develop the understanding and appreciation for such differences.