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Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at 6:30pm

WMF 2012: Pedrito Martinez with Buya Bomba Ensemble

The Pedrito Martinez Group has its roots planted firmly in the Afro-Cuban Rumba tradition and in the bata rhythms and vocal chants of the music of Yoruba and Santeria. Ben Ratliff summed it up aptly for the New York Times (June 15, 2010) calling it, “complex, blenderized Africa-to-the-New-World funk.”

Buya Bomba Ensemble- Buya means “good spirit” in the language of the Taínos, Puerto Rico’s indigenous people. It is in that same spirit that Buya intends to preserve, develop, and perform the musical genre of Bomba.

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