Gary Nuñez & Plena Libre with special guest Lalo Rodríguez at the Arsht

Sat Jun 30, 2018

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

Get your tickets!

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
1300 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33132
786.468.2000
www.arshtcenter.org

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