Tiempo Libre

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6th May 2009

Two-time Grammy-nominated Cuban music group, Tiempo Libre is arguably music's hottest Timba band. Heralded worldwide for their sizzling performances of seductive rhythms and dance-inducing high-voltage Latin jazz, the band's members have come a long way from their childhood days in Cuba when they went to bed knowing they could be arrested just for listening to American music. After studying at Cuba’s premiere music conservatories, they left everyone and everything behind to flee to the land of opportunity – and found just that. With award nominations, sold-out shows and extraordinary collaborations under their belts, the band is poised to make their mark on the Classical music scene with their release Bach In Havana.
The album breaks ground, uniting the rhythm and sensibilities of Afro-Cuban music with the compositions of renowned composer Johann Sebastian Bach. While this musical undertaking may seem a departure for these seven musicians, named “Best Latin Band 2008” by the Miami New Times, if the past is any indication of what is to come we can expect many more surprises and successes from Tiempo Libre in the future.

Visit: www.tiempolibremusic.com

Listen to the album at: www.tiempolibremusic.com/music/bach-havana

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Tiempo Libre's activity

  1. May 2009
  2. Tiempo Libre wrote a holiday idea Tiempo Libre's Cuba

    Cuban travel demands a backing track, and Jorge Gomez, from band Tiempo Libre lends us his insiders eyes and ears and shares some of his most memorable Cuban experiences."

  3. Tiempo Libre rated Pinar del Río

  4. Tiempo Libre reviewed Pinar del Río

    "In the summer, as kids, we lived for the weekends when my father would say "let's go to the beach"! My friends Pucho and Alejandro would sleep over with me. We would get up really early in the morning, around 5am, load up the car with food - rice and b…"

  5. Tiempo Libre reviewed Catedral de la Habana in Havana, Cuba

    Last November, I went back to Cuba for the first time since I left 13 years ago. I was in Havana the whole time. Needless to say, I went back to my old neighbourhood - in the area called "Playa" . I saw old friends, went out to La Casa de …"

  6. Tiempo Libre reviewed Pico Turquino in Cuba

    In the eastern part of Cuba (in the direction of Santiago) are the highest mountains of the island. And Pico Turquino is the highest peak in those mountains. When I graduated from college, I went with a bunch of friends, hitch hiking out to the East a…"

  7. Tiempo Libre reviewed El Mejunje in Santa Clara, Cuba

    In Santa Clara, there is this incredible little place called El Mejunje. It's down a dusty little street - it's nothing but a courtyard behind a wall that gives onto the street. You really need to know it's there and know where you are going. But the…"

  8. Tiempo Libre reviewed Santiago de Cuba Carnaval in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

    You know, music is all over Cuba - in the clubs - but also in people's houses and in the streets. For instance, in Santiago de Cuba (in the far eastern part of Cuba - the opposite end of the island from Havana), during Carnaval (in July) people come out …"

  9. Tiempo Libre reviewed Malecón in Havana, Cuba

    You cannot go to Havana without going to the Malecon - the famous seawall that is probably the most iconic image of Cuba. The Malecon is the place we go to romance our girlfriends, to hang out with friends, to play music, to fish, to relax, to dream, to…"