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Pedrito Martinez Group set to close out Utah Arts Festival / The Utah Review

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Pedrito Martinez and his group will close out this year's Utah Arts Festival, giving the audience an exuberant and exhilarating sendoff in the language of the drums on June 25. Martinez received his musical education in the streets of central Havana. "There were so many teachers that were my idols," he says in an interview with The Utah Review. The language of the drums drives the musical core for the percussionists, guitarists, singers and keyboard players in the ensemble. The effect is mesmerizing and liberating – so spiritual yet so infectious in the broader call to celebrate and dance.

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