Pedrito Martinez - Banlieues Bleues

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Pedrito Martinez Live at the Banlieues Bleues 2017; Pedrito Martinez, voice, percussions; Edgar Pantoja-Aleman, voice, keyboards; Alvaro Benavides, voice, bass; Jhair Sala, voice, bongos; The most popular Cuban percussionist in New York brings a fresh new take on latin jazz. For a long time, this drummer-and-singer, brought up on Batá drums and the Santeria cult in Havana, was an ardent sideman with Bruce Springsteen, Meshell Ndegeocello and Sting. The following years in residence at a Manhattan restaurant made him the charismatic leader of a fusion quartet. Deeply attached to the Afro-cuban dance and Yoruba prayers of his youth, Pedrito Martinez fuses them with the soul, pop and rock sounds of New York. A heady Afro-cuban mix. Recorded on 2017, march 15th as part of the 'Banlieues Bleues', Clichy-sous-bois; TV Director, Stéphane Sinde (55 min)