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Most touring percussionists depend on the particular concert hall where they are performing to have well-tuned instruments at their disposal. These might include a harp, tympani and the king of them all, the grand piano. Percussionist Andy Akiho's motto is "Have steel pan, will travel." "I have a show in Princeton, N.J.," he said last week. "Then I come to D.C. for this show, and then I leave...

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