Saturday, 1:00 p.m.
"A stellar percussion group…extraordinary soloing, and extensive palette of sounds" - Modern Drummer. “Hands On’Semble plays music that is pure 21st century California, the fulcrum where the whole planet meets.” - World Rhythm Magazine.
Hands On'Semble has performed and lectured at many of the world’s premier percussion and world music festivals, music schools, and conservatories. They have collaborated in performance and recordings with a wide array of highly esteemed percussion artists from around the world including John Bergamo (the group's founder), Swapan Chaudhuri, Houman Pourmehdi, Abbos Kosimov, Poovalur Sriji, Adam Rudolph, Glen Velez, Jamey Haddad, Steve Shehan, Mark Nauseef, Brad Dutz, Ed Mann, Pete Lockett, Carlos Stasi, and Guello. Hands On'Semble is featured on motion-picture soundtracks by composer Harry Gregson-Williams (Cowboys and Aliens in 2011, Prince of Persia: Sands of Time in 2010), and have released four CDs to date.