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Laying down the beats on the main stage: Pedrito Martinez back at TED2013

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Photos: James Duncan Davidson

Pedrito Martinez is back onstage at TED, and this time he’s brought his band, including the dynamite Ariacne Trujillo on keys. “They have almost a psychic communication,” says TED music advisor, Bill Bragin, a longtime fan who describes taking guests who visit New York City to go see Martinez play at the local Cuban restaurant at which he plays three times a week. “When artists want to see a slice of New York, I often bring them to see Pedrito. It always blows them away.” The TED audience, too.

Photos: James Duncan Davidson