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Pedrito Martinez Group featuring Issac Delgado
Sun, May 1, 2016, 1:00pm – 2:30pmFree
Cuban conguero Pedrito Martinez created a sensation in 2008 with his New York quartet, a joyously virtuosic ensemble rooted in the Afro-Cuban rumba tradition and the sacred batá rhythms and Yoruba chants of santería. Featuring Cuban pianist/trumpeter Edgar Pantoja-Aleman, Venezuelan electric bassist Alvaro Benavides, and Peruvian-born, New York-raised percussionist Jhair Sala, today’s concert celebrates the pre-release of Pedrito Martinez Group’s Havana Dreams CD (Motema Music) and features special guest Issac Delgado. Exclusive advance copies of the album will be available at the show! A short electrifying set by DJ José Ruiz (KPFA/KPOO) opens the program.