An Evening of Culture and Music

Three-time Grammy-nominated Latin band Tiempo Libre has been providing audiences with exhilarating tropical music for years. With Caribbean-inspired rhythms blended with jazz, R&B and funk, the ensemble has people from around the nation pining to see them in concert. They’re coming to The Washington Center for the Performing Arts on Wednesday, Feb. 21. and the Federal Way Performing Arts Center on Friday, February 23.

Earning recognition and respect from those in the classic and funk music community, as well as several awards, this band knows how to bring the life to the party. John Aiello from Electric Review wrote of its music: “… songs drenched in the sensual energy of muscle, drowning in the buried sinew of the invisible … dance music at its finest hour.”

Since 2001 Tiempo Libre has been celebrating several genres and cultures of music. With a long history with various labels, it signed to Universal Music Latin Entertainment in 2015. Its newest album, Panamericano, released in the same year, solidifies the band’s talent for Latin music.

“It is Tiempo Libre’s radical fusion of various contemporary and baroque forms, and attempted expansion of Bach in Havana and My Secret Radio that offers a somewhat richer musical experience and this is quite compelling,” said Raul da Gama of Latin Jazz Network.

Appearing on TV shows such as Dancing with the Stars, The Tonight Show and Live from Lincoln Center, the band and its Afro-Caribbean music have reached the world. And now South Sounders, too, will be able to see them live in concert.

Because of the group’s wide variety of genres, fans at this show will be doing more than tapping their feet along with the beat. Tiempo Libre is ready to provide an unforgettable experience, so get your tickets now! by Jordan Marie McCaw

Washington Center for the Performing Arts, Olympia

Wednesday, Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m.

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Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center

Friday, Feb. 23, 8pm

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