Raphael Roter is a drummer/percussionist based out of Toronto who specializes in music for contemporary dance, avant-groove and afrobeat. He plays drums with Asiko Afrobeat Ensemble, with the avant-groove band Future Proof and with the progressive folk band Alluvial Plain. He has collaborated with dancer Sahara Morimoto for the Women from Space Festival, composed for dance at Toronto Music Gallery's Emergents I: Collideoscope and has toured with the dance group Lila Ensemble. He has performed and recorded with Doug Tielli, Adam Rudolf, Meliani Brulee, Emma Hewson, Trisha Foster and Aline Morales among others.
Raphael also works as a dance accompanist at York University. He is the curator for the monthly music and dance improvisation event Coexisdance. He is also an early childhood music educator. In each of his endeavors, Raphael brings a characteristic sense of adventure and imagination and an invitation to join in the fun of artistic creation.