Pedrito Martinez

Pedrito Martinez

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Utterly joyful and completely addictive Latin sounds from New York. Havana-born percussionist Pedrito Martinez played with the much loved Cuban/afrobeat band Yerba Buena, and with artists as wide-ranging as Sting, Bebo Valdes and Joe Lovano – and he made a huge impact when he guested with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra in London last summer with his astonishing pianist Ariacne Trujillo.

The ensemble has its roots planted firmly in the rumba tradition, and revels in the bata rhythms and vocal chants of Yoruban and Santerian music.

complex, blenderized, Africa-to-the-New-World funk’ The New York Times

'An incomparable performer' New York Times

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