Singer, songwriter, composer, producer and Grammy Award-winning Lalo Rodríguez will join Plena Libre for some of his greatest hits including the fan favorite “Ven, devórame otra vez.” Captivating and moving audiences over the course of a 25-year, 16-album career, this fine-tuned Puerto Rican-based ensemble of virtuoso musicians has only gotten better with age, as evidenced by their four Grammy nominations.
Plena Libre infuses their contemporary Caribbean compositions with a deep sense of the unique indigenous musical traditions, known as “plena” and “bomba,” which developed on the island over a century ago. Plena Libre features several vocalists singing in lush three and four-part harmonies; a musical representation of a traditional community gathering. Occasionally, the entire band will vocalize the percussion parts of the “plena,” creating an a cappella polyphonic polyrhythm which is incredible to experience live. Plena Libre beautifully balances the tradtional with the contemporary, the global with the local, creating a brand of music and live performance that is both profoundly Puerto Rican and universally appealing.
“A mad weave of polyrhythms that simply sizzle!”
– The Boston Herald
“They can rock the house with traditional singing and drumming, then turn around and lay down a smoking, jazz-heavy, Afro-Rican jam.”
– East Bay Express
The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
1300 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33132