- Chan Centre Presents
- Tiempo Libre
“Nothing short of high voltage…Tiempo Libre is a hot, hot act.” – Blaze, Australia
As seen on The Tonight Show and Dancing with the Stars, the three time Grammy-nominated Cuban music group Tiempo Libre has earned international acclaim for its joyful performances of timba – a sophisticated, dance-inducing mix of Latin jazz and the rhythms of Cuban son. From the Hollywood Bowl to Jazz at Lincoln Center there hasn’t been a Tiempo Libre concert yet where people haven’t gotten up to dance to the group’s infectious music.
Classically trained in Havana’s prestigious music conservatories, Tiempo Libre’s members are true modern heirs to the rich tradition of the music of their native Cuba. Since 2001, the Miami, Florida-based musicians have been on a mission: to share the musical heritage in which they grew up with as wide an audience as possible, reinvigorating traditional Cuban music with a youthful, modern sound and forging a new style born from the meeting of their Cuban roots and their new American experience. The band recently released its new timba album, My Secret Radio, and its previous albums Bach in Havana, Lo Que Esperabas and Arroz Con Mango have all been nominated for Grammy Awards.