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PMG set for his sold out 'Annenberg Cuba Festival' show / Philly.com

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America's political relationship with Cuba has long been complicated and uncertain, but the two countries have always enjoyed a rich and mutually beneficial cultural exchange. The breadth of the island's contemporary artistic output will be spotlighted in Philadelphia over the next three weeks as the Annenberg Center hosts its Cuba Festival, featuring performances by Cuban musicians and dancers, along with film screenings.

One of the biggest success stories to come out of that convergence is percussionist Pedrito Martinez, whose concert this Saturday is already sold out. Martinez became a sensation over his decade-long residency at the Manhattan club Guantanamera, where regulars included Eric Clapton and Derek Trucks. He's since gone on to perform with notables from Wynton Marsalis to Bruce Springsteen while taking his infectious show on the road in front of enthusiastic crowds. The festival kicks off this week and culminates April 13.

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