DRUMHAND was founded by percussionists David Chan, Larry Graves, and Steve Mancuso in 2008, combining the circuitous rhythms of warm climates with the jazz-imbued horn work of Marcus Ali and Rebecca Hennessy. With layered drumming and poly-meter at the core, many of DRUMHAND’s accessible and edgy compositions feature the one-stringed ‘stomach harp’ of Brazil or the box-shaped Gome foot-drum of alongside flutes and horns from around the globe. The group’s ‘folkloric’-style vocals appear in a variety of languages and sometimes offer audiences a part in the show. Director Larry Graves has worked collaboratively with Propeller, including composing the music for the piece Circuit.