For Troy­boi, per­form­ing in In­dia is like be­ing in his moth­er­land

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - Sa­marth Goyal

For Bri­tish mu­si­cian Troy Henry aKa Troy­boi, who made a name for him­self with the global hit, Do You Love Me, per­form­ing in In­dia is his way of “giv­ing it back to one of his moth­er­lands”. The 29-year-old re­veals that he is half-In­dian, since his mother, Con­nie Henry, was born and brought up in In­dia. “I am re­ally ex­cited to per­form in In­dia, be­cause it’s like a home­com­ing for me. My mother is an In­dian, and she was born in Kolkata. I have a lot of mem­o­ries of vis­it­ing In­dia when I was a kid. That’s why, shows in In­dia make it 100 times more spe­cial,” says Troy­boi, a self con­fessed Bol­ly­wood ad­dict and “a huge Amitabh Bachchan fan.”Af­ter hav­ing per­formed in Delhi and Mum­bai, Troy fin­ishes the In­dia leg of his ‘Mantra’ tour with a con­cert in Bengaluru to­day. “My mother was su­per happy, when I told her that I was go­ing to per­form here. She said I was mak­ing her proud,” says Troy. “I am part Nige­rian-Por­tuguese, but my In­dian ori­gin shows in my mu­sic as well. A lot of sound that I use has In­dian mu­si­cal in­stru­ments like the tablas or the sitar in it,” he adds.

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