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Lawrence Univ. World Music Series welcomes Pedrito Martinez Group / Appleton Post Crescent

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Cuban-born percussionist Pedro Pablo "Pedrito" Martinez and his international bandmates bring their blend of Latin jazz, timba, gospel, guaguanco, blues and classical music to Lawrence University's Warch Campus Center at 8 p.m. Wednesday in a Lawrence World Music concert. Martinez will be joined by Isaac Delgado Jr.: keyboards and vocals, Jhair Sala: percussion and vocals , Sebastian Natal: bass and vocals.

Winner of the 2000 Thelonius Monk Award for Afro-Latin hand percussion, Martinez has recorded or performed with such diverse musical luminaries as Wynton Marsailis, Bruce Springsteen, Paquito D'Rivera and Sting. The group's self-titled debut album earned a Grammy Award nomination and was among NPR's "Favorite Album" in 2013. Their second album, 2016's "Habana Dreams," was the top choice in NPR's Jazz Critic Top Jazz Albums that year.

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