Artown Cultural Connections: Pedrito Martinez Group

Music Artown Cultural Connections: Pedrito Martinez Group

Pedrito Martinez…is a source of rhythmic delight and inspiration… an incomparable performer… a traditional Afro-Cuban music superstar – The New York Times A consummate master of Afro-Cuban folkloric music and the batá drum he is also the world's first-call rumbero—playing, singing, and dancing with dozens of Cuban rumba groups. Pedrito was a founding member of the highly successful, Afro-Cuban/Afro-Beat band, Yerba Buena, with which he recorded two albums and toured the world in the mid-to late-90's. Mr. Martínez's career as a leader began in 2005 with the formation in NYC of the The Pedrito Martínez Group. He has recorded four solo albums, the first one of which was nominated for a Grammy in 2013 and was chosen among NPR's Favorite Albums for 2013 and The Boston Globe Critics Top Ten Albums of the same year. In February of 2019, Pedrito and Cuban pianist, Alfredo Rodriguez, released a duo album called Duologue to critical acclaim. Quincy Jones was executive producer.

Event Details

Phone: 775.322.1538
Admission: Free
Food & beverage available
Rated: G - General Audiences
More Info: www.artown.org

Wingfield Park
2 S. Arlington Ave.
Reno, NV 89501

Event Schedule

July 12 7:30pm - 9pm
Gate/Door Time: 5pm

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