Center For Arts & Equity

March 9, 2024
Show at 7:00 pm
Doors open at 6:00 pm
$32 in adv.
$45 at the door
130 Pine Street, Florence, MA

Pedrito Martínez

Afro-Cuban Superstar

Born in 1970s Havana, Cuba, Pedrito Martinez’s insatiable love for music and his signature style were developed at a young age and strongly influenced by his surroundings in the Cayo Hueso neighborhood of Old Havana. His childhood home was across the street from a park where locals would constantly gather to play percussion, sing, and dance to Cuban rumba, a foundational folkloric style of music and dance rooted deeply in Africa.

Today, Pedrito plays the Batá drum, conga, cajón, timbale, and bongo drums, among other percussion instruments. He has performed and recorded with artists such as Wynton Marsalis, Paquito D'Rivera, Bruce Springsteen, Paul Simon, James Taylor, Sting, Jane Bunnett, Eddie Palmieri, Esperanza Spalding, Elton John, Camila Cabello, Jackson Browne, Eric Clapton, Steve Turre, Bill Summers, Cassandra Wilson, Joe Lovano, Brian Lynch, Stefon Harris, Jane Bunnett, Issac Delgado, Eliane Elias, Angélique Kidjo, and Los Hombres Calientes (to name a few). Don't miss out on this opportunity to see and feel the Afro-Cuban superstar in the warm, intimate surrounds of BOMBYX.

Pedrito Martínez
Pedrito Martinez…is a source of rhythmic delight and inspiration… an incomparable performer… a traditional Afro-Cuban music superstar
The New York Times
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