River to River: Pedro Martinez

PedritoMartinezTuesday, July 2, 2013, 7:00 PM


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River to River Festival

Rockefeller Park
New York, NY


Cuban-born, world-class percussionist and singer Pedrito Martínez has recorded and/or performed with many distinguished artists including Paul Simon, Wynton Marsalis, Paquito D’Rivera, Meshell N’degeocello, Eddie Palmieri, and Sting. The Pedrito Martinez Group has its roots planted firmly in the Afro-Cuban Rumba tradition and in the bata rhythms and vocal chants in the music of Yoruba and Santeria. Pedrito and his group perform regularly at Guantanamera in New York City, bringing “complex, blenderized Africa-to-the-New-World-Funk” (The New York Times).