Friday, April 29, 2016

USA/CUBA Pedrito Martinez Group-Habana Dreams (Motema Music 2016)

The Pedrito Martinez Group follow up their GRAMMY-nominated debut with the release of HABANA DREAMS, pushing forward the group's cutting-edge sound with some of the biggest names in Latin music - Rubén Blades, Descemer Bueno, and Issac Delgado.

Recorded in both Cuba and New York, the album marks the homecoming of Cuban-born conguero and rumbero Pedrito Martinez, and a return to his Afro-Cuban roots. With magnetic personality and dynamic musicianship, HABANA DREAMS showcases the group's impressive range, from contemplative ballads to electrifying rumbas, while remaining irresistibly danceable throughout.

Features special guests Wynton Marsalis, Angélique Kidjo, Román Díaz and Telmary Díaz.

'…dizzying rhythmic webs, songs
within songs, and the thrill of real
Cuban rumba transformed into
something as hip and irresistible
as great pop.' --The Wall Street Journal