Raíces Cultural Arts Collective
Artist Profiles

Yvette Martínez

Artist Bio

Yvette Martínez is a performer, dancer, drummer, and teaching artist. She is the president and Co-founder of One World Arts, Inc., a non-profit organization with an emphasis on providing cultural performances, concerts, and special presentations at theaters, colleges, universities, and a side array of community festivals. Yvette is also the Co-founder and Artistic Director of ¡Retumba! (Resound!), a multi-ethnic music and dance ensemble founded in March of 1981. Interweaving traditional rhythms, beautiful ancient melodies, with their own unique interpretations and presenting the music and dance of Africa, Europe, South America and the Caribbean. ¡Retumba! Brings to light the importance of people from various cultures working together, demonstrating the similarities and links of our shared traditions. Yvette will be a primary artist in this project, contributing drumming, dance, choreography and composition.

Artistic Highlights

"Jet Blue" Promo



"One World, Many Voices" - excerpt from a documentary started by Ibrahim Gonzalez

Plena Fusion