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  • closeups September 6, 2016

    A Conversation With Pedrito Martínez: Part One

    Pedrito Martínez, the superstar New York-based percussionist and vocalist, talks with Ned Sublette and drum scholar Kenneth Schweitzer about how he got started in sacred and popular music in Havana, Cuba. Produced and hosted by Ned Sublette [Distributed 9/06/2016] (Photo … Read more »

  • interview September 6, 2016

    A Home Visit with Cuban Music Master Pedrito Martinez

      In 2013, Afropop Worldwide staff writer Morgan Greenstreet visited with Cuban master percussionist/singer Pedrito Martinez in his home in breezy Union City, NJ, just across the Lincoln Tunnel from Manhattan. Pedrito was a welcoming host, introducing our writer to … Read more »

  • review June 20, 2016

    Habana Dreams

    When jazz royalty Wynton Marsalis needed Cuban percussion in 2014, he turned to Pedrito Martinez, and on the Pedrito Martinez Group’s latest album, the favor is returned. Habana Dreams, released June 10 on Motema Music, features stirring guest spots from … Read more »

  • feature March 18, 2016

    Music in a Changing Cuba: Video Feature

    Here is a video feature of Ned Sublette’s Music in a Changing Cuba, highlighting some of the artists who appear on the program. Los Van Van – Despues de Todo Candyman – Reggaeton y Sandunga Charanga Habanera – Voy A Morir De Pegaduera Live!  Alexander … Read more »

  • program March 17, 2016

    Music in A Changing Cuba

    News bulletins from Havana are appearing daily as Obama’s initiative to defang the U.S. embargo moves forward. Ned Sublette, who frequently travels to Cuba, talks with Sean Barlow about the present moment and recent developments. The program features timba from … Read more »

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