PLENA LIBRE

Plena – Bomba – Afro Latin Fusion
4-Time Grammy Nominated
for Best Tropical Traditional

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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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Bookings and Touring:

  Steve Heath

Management:

Valerie Cox

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Repost from @ampbystrathmore using @RepostRegramApp - T O N I G H T @plenalibrepr @ampbystrathmore T I C K E T S S T I L L A V A I L A B L E!!! #puertorico #puertorico🇵🇷 #salsa #latina #timbales ...

Primer corillo a bordo ✈️🇵🇷🎶🔥 rumbo a DC.
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Repost from @nunezcox using @RepostRegramApp - Excited to announce that this Friday I will be performing at @ampbystrathmore and this Saturday at #StrandTheatre in York and the next week Continues my residency at @uchicagomusic that include the first ever plena and bomba concert with a Symphonic Orchestra in the USA. @plenalibrepr Always on the move! Hope to see some of you there! After those shows, I’ll be back in Puerto Rico for a little time. #AlegriaBombaEs #MedallaPastoYPerreo .
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#Music #Tour #Musician #Plena #Bomba #BombaYPlena #PlenaLibre #PuertoRico #BassPlayer #Singer #Pandero #Love
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Repost from @ivelisse_diaz_ using @RepostRegramApp - @plenalibrepr will be here next week for Round 2 of their residency with The University of Chicago! @uchicago I am extremely grateful to be in partnership with this awesome residency providing all dance workshop and joining forces! .
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Join us! Free workshop!! .
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March 5th! 👇🏽
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Plena Dance Workshop with Ivelisse Diaz and Plena Libre!!! At Logan Center .
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March 7th 👇🏽
Plena Libre with the University Symphony Orchestra!!
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Plena Libre en Chicago!
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#bomba #plena #plenalibre #baila #goza #teach #workshop #talleres #ritmo #jam #musicislife #cultura #roots #plenalibre #residency #universityofchicago
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