Posted by martincongahead
October 22, 2006
Award winning percussionist, Pedro "Pedrito" Martinez sings song and accompanies himself on conga
Here's an excerpt from Pedro "Pedrito" Martinez's biography posted at
"Pedrito Martinez began performing at the age of 11, where he played and sang in comparsa groups in school. Born and raised in Cuba,..
In September 2000, Pedrito won First Place in the Thelonious Monk Institute’s Afro/Latin Jazz Hand Drum competition at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. This honor led to several more high-profile projects, including work with Nelson Gonzalez, Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez, Robby Ameen, Paquito D'Rivera, Giovanni Hidalgo, Patato, and Candido Camero, among many others. He also performed in the motion picture "Calle 54", as well as other television works."
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