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The modern stuff you’d expect: Attacca Percussion Group is, as the name indicates, a trio of folks who like to whack vibraphones, the sides of vibraphones, whatever, wherever, all in the name of making music through hitting things. The calypso portion? Maybe not so expected. The band’s Web site features sound and video clips offering peeks at the group’s wide-ranging repertoire—including works by Samuel Barber, Wolfgang Rihm, and…Van Morrison. Over in the photo section, interested parties get a gander at Attacca members Adam Green, Scott Pollard, and Marc Dinitz performing in all black on a stage cluttered with percussion gear, everything seeming very serious. A quick move of the navigation bar, however, reveals three fellas more appropriately dressed for cruise-ship duty, playing steel drums and congas. It’s all a little jarring, but it will certainly make for an interesting drum circle. See which personas show up when Attacca Percussion Group plays at 6 p.m. on the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage. Free. (202) 467-4600. (Mike Kanin)