Celebrate Brooklyn! Afro-Cuban Dance Party
Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn
Havana-born vocalist and percussionist Pedrito Martinez leads a small band with a big sound, featuring Ariacne Trujillo and special guest Luis Sanchez-Faife (Alto Sax). Lauded as “an incomparable performer” by The New York Times, Martinez’s unmatched work on the congas anchors the band’s fresh, hip-shakin’ beats. From downtown to uptown, he keeps audiences dancing with his “quick hands [and] a voice like lightning” (Wall Street Journal). DJ Nickodemus, of Turntables On The Hudson fame, will also be on hand to spice up the East River with his universal dance sounds. If you need some new moves, get there at the beginning for a free Afro- Cuban dance lesson by Yesenia Selier (Cumbe: Center for African and Diaspora Dance).