PEDRITO MARTINEZ

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Since arriving in the United States at the end of the 1990s, the Cuban percussionist Pedro Martinez has been all over the place, putting rumba and guaguancó into the weave of all kinds of groups. But when his drums, singing and writing are the focus – as is the case in his new band– he’s an incomparable performer. - Ben Ratliff, New York Times June 25, 2010 The Pedrito Martinez Group has its roots planted firmly in the Afro-Cuban Rumba tradition and in the bata rhythmsand vocal chants of the music of Yoruba and Santeria. Ben Ratliff summed it up aptly for the New York Times (June 15, 2010) calling it, “complex, blenderized Africa-to-the-New-World funk.”

With its formation in the current lineup in 2008, the group has developed into an extraordinarily tight and creative unit. With a home base gig in Midtown Manhattan the group has built a fan
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PEDRITO MARTINEZ Slave To Africa album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Slave To Africa
Afro-Cuban Jazz 2006
PEDRITO MARTINEZ Rumba De La Isla album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Rumba De La Isla
Afro-Cuban Jazz 2013
PEDRITO MARTINEZ The Pedrito Martinez Group album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Pedrito Martinez Group
Afro-Cuban Jazz 2013
PEDRITO MARTINEZ Habana Dreams album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Habana Dreams
Afro-Cuban Jazz 2016
PEDRITO MARTINEZ Acertijos album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Acertijos
Afro-Cuban Jazz 2021

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