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NEW LONDON, Conn. - Hot off its third Grammy nomination, the sizzling, dance-inducing Cuban music group Tiempo Libre will perform Saturday, Oct. 16, at 8 p.m. in Connecticut College's Palmer Auditorium.Tiempo Libre's show is a dynamic, passionate performance of the Cuban salsa music called timba - an exciting and engaging combination of Latin jazz and traditional Cuban son.
The group's members studied together at Havana's prestigious Russian-style music conservatory La ENA and reunited in Miami to form the first all-Cuban timba group in the U.S. With performances on Dancing with the Stars and The Tonight Show and concerts worldwide, Tiempo Libre has brought Cuban music to many new audiences. The group's latest CD, Bach in Havana, is a unique fusion of Cuban and classical music that features guest tracks with Yosvany Terry and Paquito D'Rivera. The onStage concert will include music from Bach in Havana, which recently received a Grammy nomination for Best Tropical Latin Album, as well as the group's two other Grammy-nominated timba albums, Lo Que Esperabas and Arroz Con Mango. Tickets are $28, 24, 20 for general admission; $25, 21.50, 18 for seniors and $14, 12, 10 for students. To purchase tickets, visit http://onstage.conncoll.edu or call (860) 439-ARTS (2787).
onStage at Connecticut College is presented with support from The National Endowment for the Arts, New England Foundation for the Arts and The Day Publishing Company. About Connecticut College Situated on the coast of southern New England, Connecticut College is a highly selective private liberal arts college with 1900 students from all across the country and throughout the world. On the college's 750-acre arboretum campus overlooking Long Island Sound, students and faculty create a vibrant social, cultural and intellectual community enriched by diverse perspectives. The college, founded in 1911, is known for its unique combination of interdisciplinary studies, international programs, funded internships, student-faculty research and service learning. For more information, visit www.connecticutcollege.edu. -CC-