Global Music: Plena Libre

  • Sun, Jul 2, 2023 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • PS21 Open-Air Pavilion Theater

    2980 New York 66
    Chatham, New York 12037
Ticket Price $10.00-$35.00 Buy Tickets

Approaching their 30th anniversary as torchbearers of Puerto Rican plena, bomba, and salsa fused with Afro-Caribbean traditions, Plena Libre boasts have 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.”

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!


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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Date & Time

Sun, Jul 2, 2023 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Venue Details

PS21 Open-Air Pavilion Theater

2980 New York 66
Chatham, New York 12037 PS21 Open-Air Pavilion Theater
PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century

Established in Chatham, NY in 2006, PS21 supports innovative performing artists and creators and introduces their work to a broader audience, while also providing the surrounding region with opportunities for arts engagement regardless of economic status, cultural background, and age.


Five acres of PS21's 100+ acres are developed; the rest are meadows and woodlands. Situated near the theater are the Dance Barn, a rehearsal and performance venue, and two artists’ residences accommodating sixteen individuals. The PS21 property is also host to the Chatham Farm Animal Rescue. PS21's new theater and rural campus are important resources for both visiting artists and the community, optimized for the public's enjoyment and to encourage citizen expression and participation. 


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