“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
“Plena Libre is one of the most outstanding shows we’ve ever had... superlative and excellent in every way!”
- Michael Savage, Napa Valley Opera House
Hard-hitting horns, master hand drummers and songs from the soul of Puerto Rico!
Salsa 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.
Come for the show, stay for the Salsa Lovers post-show dance party in the lobby with DJ Jr Sosa!