Global Music: Plena Libre

  • PS21 Open-Air Pavilion Theater

    2980 New York 66
    Chatham, New York 12037
Ticket Price $0.00-$35.00 This event is now over

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Approaching their 30th anniversary as torchbearers of Puerto Rican plena, bomba, and salsa fused with Afro-Caribbean traditions, Plena Libre boasts  15 LPs and 4 Grammy and Latin Grammy nominations and a reputation for scintillating performances that deliver on their promise of unbeatable Latin dance parties. The Boston Herald calls Plena Libre’s music “a mad weave of polyrhythms that simply sizzle.”


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The band blends traditional Puerto Rican Plena rhythms with modern Afro-Caribbean influences in their contemporary compositions. They mix a hard-hitting horn section, master hand drummers, and lush vocal harmonies into a modern blend. They’ve toured the world from Morocco to California and everywhere in between, and recorded with some of the biggest names in Latin music, including Eddie Palmieri, Papo Lucca (La Sonora Ponceña), and Nestor Torres. 

$10 student tickets available, kids 12 and under free!

PLUS 5:30 PM, before the show, learn the dance steps involved in salsa, plena, and bomba with the band and discover the rich history and heritage of the music.



Gary Núñez, Founder, Director, Composer, and Bass  
Victor Vélez, Singer and Percussion 
Luisga Nuñez, Singer and Percussion 
Rafy Falú, Percussion 
Miguel De Jesús, Singer and Percussion 
Alex Lopez “Callejero”, Singer and Percussion



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PS21 Open-Air Pavilion Theater

2980 New York 66
Chatham, New York 12037 PS21 Open-Air Pavilion Theater
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