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      Pedrito Martinez Group

      Cap Global Roots

      St. James Hall

      Sunday, April 23, 2017 @ 8pm

      Advance sales until 1pm April 21st. After that time tickets may be purchased on the night only (CASH ONLY) at St. James Hall beginning at 7pm. $33/$30

      Presented with Rogue Folk Club

      “Pedrito is a genius…working with him has been a revelation to me.” ~Wynton Marsalis

      “An incomparable performer” ~NY Times

      “The Pedrito Martinez Group is writing a new chapter in Cuban music history… The more you listen, the more you realize Pedrito is, almost impossibly, both a cosmopolitan entertainer and an authentic folklorist.” – NPR

      Born and raised in Havana, Cuba, Grammy-nominated Pedrito Martinez began touring internationally in the 90s and eventually made a home and a name for himself in NYC. At his regular gig in Midtown Manhattan he and his extraordinarily tight and creative group show off their talents and fresh and catchy grooves to dedicated fans including the likes of Roger Waters and Wynton Marsalis. A master of Afro-Cuban folkloric music and the batá drum he is also the world’s first-call rumbero (master of the rumba)—playing, singing, and dancing with dozens of groups and contributing to or appearing in films, including Calle 54 and Chico and Rita. Martinez and his band pack a powerful punch with guaguancó, timba, R&B, gospel, and flamenco grooves that will have you shimmying in the aisles. Featuring Pedrito Martinez, percussion and lead vocals, Jhair Sala, percussion and vocals, Alvaro Benavides, bass and vocals and Edgar Pantoja-Aleman, keyboards and vocals

       

      About St. James Community Square

      St. James Community Square is a non-profit and charitable organization dedicated to providing affordable space to the community for educational, cultural, recreational and social activities. It is located in Vancouver in the heart of Kitsilano. There are approximately 5,500 people registered for, or participating in, programs at the site and the facility hosts an estimated 350,000 user visits per year. St. James Hall is 4000 square feet including the foyer and balcony seating area. For more information visit: sjcommunitysquare.org

      *Special note - there will be an area cleared in the front for dancing and the rest of the hall will be filled with tables and chairs. This is a general admission performance - the seats are on a first come, first served basis when you arrive at the venue. Doors open 1/2 hour prior to start of performance.