Three-time Grammy-nominated Afro-Caribbean music group, Tiempo Libre, is one of the hottest Latin bands today.
Equally at home in concert halls, jazz clubs, festival stages and dance venues, Tiempo Libre is celebrated for its sophisticated tropical music featuring an irresistible, exhilarating mix of jazz harmonies, contemporary sonorities and seductive Latin rhythms.
“World Class Act…” – London Evening Standard
Throughout the past 14 years, the band has appeared around the globe and has been featured on television shows including The Tonight Show, Live from Lincoln Center, and Dancing with the Stars as well as many entertainment programs on Univision and Telemundo. Since the group’s formation in Miami 2001, its members have been on a mission to share their Afro-Caribbean heritage with as wide an audience as possible, reinterpreting and reinvigorating music born from the meeting of their musical origins with their new American experience.
“Dance Music of Sophistication and Abandon” – The New York Times
Newly signed in 2015 to Universal Music Latin Entertainment in partnership with Universal Music Classics, the group will release its new album Panamericano on June 30. Tiempo Libre premieres two singles from Panamericano on May 19: “Dime Que No” featuring guest artist Jean Rodriguez and “Somebody to Love Me” with Yunel Cruz. Additional guest artists include Descemer Bueno, Frankie J, and Luis Fernando Borjas.
“So hot and danceable that even when you talk about the group, you find yourself moving your hips” – Richmond Times Dispatch
Tiempo Libre is a kick-off event for the Hispanic Heritage Festival on Sunday, Oct. 6 in Downtown Fayetteville. Hosted by the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce, festival attendees are welcome to Tiempo Libre’s performance as a fun way to start a weekend celebrating the rich history and rhythms of the Hispanic community.
DATE: Thursday, Oct. 3, 7pm
Classically trained at Cuba’s premier conservatories, the seven member Afro-Caribbean group are true modern heirs to the rich musical tradition of their native Cuba.