Duke New Music Ensemble presents RELA Percussion
New works written for Rela Percussion by Ben Daniels, Dayton Kinney, and Yahn Wagner, as well as a new work by Ken Stewart for ukulele. Detroit-based percussion group Rela is unlike any band working in music today. Rela's music seamlessly combines world rhythms with jazz harmony into a unique blend that is both complex and playful. The group is dedicated to exploring the styles and textures of all percussion instruments. By utilizing the marimba, vibraphone, steel pan, congas, drum set, tabla, and many others, Rela has cultivated a new concept of what it means to be a percussion quartet. The Duke New Music Ensemble [dnme] is directed by Eren Gumrukçuoglu.