Armed with Classical conservatory training and Cuban heritage, Miami-based Tiempo Libre has scored three Grammy nominations and international acclaim since forming in 2001. The music collective’s explosive hybridization of Timba, Son and Latin Jazz routinely fills dance floors and electrifies audiences worldwide. The group possesses a seamless ability to inhabit stages in dance clubs, Jazz joints and concert halls with equal amounts of passion and precision.
The septet’s latest album, My Secret Radio, recalls a time when the Castro regime banned American music from its airwaves, forcing teenagers to improvise ways to receive the irresistible signals emanating from Miami.My Secret Radio tributes the artists that gave them the courage to sacrifice everything for those dreams.
the beginning, Tiempo Libre has sought the widest spectrum of music
listener, blending its Classical schooling with its Afro-Cuban DNA
for a wild sonic gene splice that is simultaneously cerebral and
visceral. Signed to Sony’s neo-Classical imprint Masterworks,
Tiempo Libre has worked with the likes of Sir James Galway, Arturo
Sandoval, Celia Cruz, Joshua Bell and Gonzalo Rubalcaba and somehow
has found the impossible connective tissue between the most disparate
the aisles — Tiempo Libre has come to liberate you from your seats.
TIEMPO LIBRE plays Music Hall Friday, Jan. 20 and Saturday, Jan. 21 with the CINCINNATI POPS ORCHESTRA. Buy tickets, check out performance times and get venue details here.