About recap / Mantra Percussion Inc.

Mantra Percussion, Inc. is a dynamic, multifaceted arts organization consisting of the flagship ensemble Mantra Percussion, the tuition-free youth ensemble Mantra Youth Percussion, the annual contemporary music festival Necessary Noise Festival, and recap, an exciting new percussion quartet representing a new generation of musicians. Across the organization, Mantra brings to life new works for percussion by living composers, collaborates with artists from diverse genres and styles, and questions what it means to communicate music with percussion instruments. recap is Arlene Acevedo, Alexis Carter, Tiahna Sterling, and Aline Vasquez, a new percussion quartet from a new generation of musicians seeking to redefine what classical music ensembles can be. Growing up as close friends in Rahway NJ, and later performing in Mantra Youth Percussion, the members of recap embrace their diverse backgrounds as well as the history and culture of their city to create a musical identity uniquely their own.