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Carnegie Hall Presents

Pedrito Martinez

Yoruba Soy
Saturday, December 4, 2021 7:30 PM Zankel Hall

Please note that this concert now begins at 7:30 PM.

Cuban-born, New York–based Pedrito Martinez is a composer, vocalist, bandleader, and virtuoso percussionist of exceedingly rare ability. The apparent ease with which he achieves his rhythmic feats is endlessly entertaining, along with his band that grooves so hard that both newcomers and aficionados are practically guaranteed to have a good time. In this special performance, Martinez and his band include elements of Yoruba—the religious music with which he is deeply connected—by incorporating bata drumming, dancing, and singing of Orisha chants that serve to call down and pay tribute to the deities. Experience a unique and irresistible intersection of Afro-Latin music with jazz and funk.


Pedrito Martinez, Percussion and Lead Vocals
Isaac Delgado Jr., Keyboard and Vocals
Sebastian Natal, Electric Bass and Vocals
Manuel Marquez, Percussion and Vocals
Xito Lovell, Trombone and Vocals

with Special Guest
Alfredo Rodriguez, Piano

Amma Aiyapon, Vocals
Amma McKen, Vocals
Jadele McPherson, Vocals
Melvis Santa, Vocals

Juan Luis Fuentes, Bata

Raul Rios, Trumpet
Mario Castro, Saxophone

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