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Pedrito Martinez, an imaginative percussionist and vocalist from Cuba, wears his country’s batá and rumba traditions as comfortably as a pair of fitted jeans. The West African rhythms that live on in Cuba are premised on a collective weave and tumble; it usually takes a handful of drummers to bring them out. But Martinez’s band has just one complementary percussionist, plus a piano and an electric bass. It’s remarkable how much he can do with the format. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.