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MALAMANYA “Malamanya”


“Keeping Afro-Cuban inspired music alive! It’s just so gosh-darn fun!”

Malamanya is a United States based band comprised of musicians who share a mutual respect and enthusiasm for traditional rhythms and melodies from Cuba and Latin America. Their style is vintage and their sound is classic.

Their onstage energy and compositions reflect the communal, complex, and celebratory spirit prevalent in these musical genres. Their unique renditions of old, forgotten songs continue to energize diverse audiences.

Malamanya released a new full length album in August 2016.  A vintage Afro-Latin music project, with powerful female vocals and an unstoppable groove, recorded live in the studio using analog tape.

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- Members -
Jason Marks-Trumpet
Jesse Marks-Timbales
Luis Ortega-Percussion/Congas
Victor Johnson-Piano
Tony Schriner-Upright Bass/Tres/Percussion
Tom Peterson-Upright Bass/Tres
Vocals-Zusel Balbin

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The Pedrito Martinez Group Upcoming Album “Habana Dreams” | Audio Preview

The Pedrito Martinez Group - Habana Dreams

The Pedrito Martinez Group follows 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.

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In the below YouTube preview – you can listen audio samples of 5 tracks from ‘Habana Dreams’. Click on the track name in the video to jump to each song.

  • “Mi Tempestad” featuring Wynton Marsalis and Telmary Diaz,
  • “Compa Galletano” featuring Rubén Blades,
  • “Dios Mio” featuring Descemer Bueno,
  • “Antadilla” featuring Wynton Marsalis and Rubén Blades
  • “Habana Dreams” featuring Issac Delgado!

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