NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Three-time Grammy Award-nominated Cuban music group Tiempo Libre will perform an evening of joyous and sophisticated music 7:30 p.m. April 5 at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s James K. Polk Theater.
Tickets for Tiempo Libre are on sale now at www.TPAC.org, by phone at 615-782-4040, and in person at the TPAC Box Office, 505 Deaderick Street, in downtown Nashville.
The event features an irresistible and dance-inducing mix of jazz harmonies, contemporary sonorities, and seductive Latin rhythms. During the band’s visit to Nashville in April, the musicians will perform for schoolchildren in grades three through 12 as part of TPAC Education’s annual Season for Young People.
Classically trained at Havana’s top music conservatories including La ENA (La Escuela Nacional de Arte), Tiempo Libre is made up of seven young Cuban musicians who individually fled Cuba for freedom, and upon reuniting in Miami, got together during their “free time” (“tiempo libre” in Spanish) from recording with other artists to perform the Cuban music they loved.
Since its formation 15 years ago the members of Tiempo Libre have served as ambassadors to their Cuban culture, making a name for themselves through standalone concerts across the U.S. and worldwide, as well as collaborations with leading orchestras. They have appeared on “The Tonight Show,” “Live from Lincoln Center,” “Dancing with the Stars” and virtually every entertainment program on Univision and Telemundo.
Tiempo Libre has recorded for numerous labels. “Panamericano” is their first album with Universal Music Latin Entertainment and features guest artists Jean Rodriguez, Descemer Bueno, Frankie J, Yunel Cruz, Mr. Haka and Luis Fernando Borjas. The band’s most-recent Grammy-nominated album, “Bach in Havana,” is a Cuban interpretation of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach and was released by Sony Classical.
Performance schedule, prices, and cast are subject to change without notice. Institutional sponsors for TPAC include Nissan North America and Coca-Cola. TPAC is funded in part by support from the Tennessee Arts Commission and the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission. The only official place to buy tickets online is www.TPAC.org.
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