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Exit 9 is a leading percussion ensemble in the contemporary music scene, tapping diverse percussion expertise to create a fresh, unconventional sound. Whether performing ragtime xylophone, steel pan calypso, West African drumming, or premiering exciting newly commissioned works, Exit 9 is devoted to exposing invigorating and innovative percussion works.
Exit 9 is comprised of former music graduate students from Rutgers University. Members Peter Saleh, Kenneth Riehman, and Mike Ramsey are committed to the culture of music from across the globe, including Africa, Asia, South America, and the Caribbean. Exit 9 members have traveled worldwide, not only as performers, but also as students of music, constantly exploring the musical traditions of new cultures. Formed in 2002, the group has taken its unique contemporary percussion sound to tens of thousands of people around the world.