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Plena - Bomba - AfroLatin Band Multi Grammy And Latin Grammy Nominated.

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Hard-hitting horns, master hand drummers, and songs from the soul of Puerto Rico

TORCH BEARERS OF PUERTO RICO PLENA, BOMBA AND BEYOND!

Captivating and moving audiences over the course of a 26-year, 15-album career, this fine-tuned, original Latin dance band of virtuoso musicians has only gotten better with age, as evidenced by their four recent Grammy nominations and world-wide touring schedule.

Plena Libre, masters of contemporary bomba and plena, brilliantly infuses the Afro-Puerto Rican rhythms Plena and Bomba, with other Caribbean rhythms to their traditional and contemporary compositions, creating an electrifying stage performance.

Featuring three vocalists singing in lush three part harmonies – with an aggressive, tight, yet sensitive style, which balances the traditional with the contemporary, the global and the local -, Plena Libre creates a brand of music and live performance that captivates the multi-cultured audience, invites to dance and to listen to their sound.

Filtering the sounds of various Afro-Caribbean forms, this versatile collection of expert performers created a celebratory spectacle and engaging sonic ecstasy. Thrilling audiences around the world, from the Fez Festival (in Morocco), Montreal Jazz Fest and to the Playboy Jazz Festival, Plena Libre is a train that just keeps picking up steam as it charges ahead in unexpected and exciting directions.

Plena Libre has recorded with notable musicians like pianist Eddie Palmieri, Papo Lucca, and Nestor Torres, among others.

A mad weave of polyrhythms that simply sizzle.

– The Boston Herald

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El AMOR 💓 es encontrarte con @yolanditamonge. Siempre hermosa y divina. ...

“Puerto Ricans are very proud about being from Puerto Rico.” 🇵🇷 Yes we are!!! Con Puerto Rico en el corazón.

The Latin Adventure @hueydunbar.
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🚨PLENA LIBRE - BBC London “Latin Music Adventure” aired yesterday.

“Latín Music Flying south to Puerto Rico itself, Huey sets off on a journey to discover the roots of salsa in the capital San Juan, and the traditional folk styles of bomba and plena. These songs still play an important role in marking births and deaths in rural areas of the country, and Grammy-nominated band Plena Libre believe they are the source of that fierce Puerto Rican pride. Recently Puerto Ricans have needed every bit of that strength and pride.”
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