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Presumably there are people who can tell a world-class tabla player from a merely adequate one. I’m not one of them. Falls Church tabla master and teacher Broto Roy attempts to bridge this cultural divide by splicing Indian classical music with jazz and jam-band music. That’s an unusual distinction in itself, but it’s not Roy’s only one—while such a cocktail of influences may never shake the stars commercially, Roy’s music has been played in outer space, by millionaire space tourist Dennis Tito. Here on Earth, Roy’s fans and collaborators include the late Jerry Garcia and jazzbos such as Joey DeFrancesco and Ron Holloway. This Turkey Day, go Indian any way you can­—Roy’s languid and, yes, celestial ragas are a perfect accompaniment to tryptophan come-down and conqueror’s guilt. The Broto Roy Ensemble performs at 6 p.m. at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. Free. (202) 467-4600.