The Pedrito Martinez Group

The Pedrito Martinez Group

Sun, June 25, 9:45PM
Festival Stage

The Pedrito Martinez Group, a 2013 Grammy nominee, describes its musical style as Afro-Cuban with roots in Cuban rumba and influenced by timba, American R&B and jazz. Born in Havana, Cuba, Martinez has proven his status as one of the best Afro-Latin hand percussionists, appearing on more than 100 recordings in the last 15 years. In La Habana, from the group’s latest self-titled release, Martinez opens the song with, “Nadie conoce La Habana mejor que yo," which translates to "Nobody knows Havana better than I do.”