Pedrito Martinez Group (Percussion/Vocals) @ Blues Alley, Washington [14 March]

Pedrito Martinez Group (Percussion/Vocals)


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14
March
20:00 - 23:30

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Blues Alley
1073 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20007
Pedro «Pedrito» Martinez, from Havana, on percussion and vocals; percussionist, Jhair Sala, from Lima, Peru; electric bassist, Alvaro Benavides, from Caracas, Venezuela, and Edgar Pantoja-Aleman, from Santiago de Cuba

“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, which plays complex, blenderized Africa-to-the-New-World funk – he’s an incomparable performer.”
Ben Ratliff, New York Times June 25, 2010

Pedrito's group has a completely new and absolutely brilliant approach to timba! It's like a timba conjunto — congas, bongó, piano, bass…
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