Oct. 27, 2017
Miller Outdoor Theatre
6000 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, TX 77030
WHAT: Dia de la Hispanidad
WHEN: Friday, October 27, 2017 at 7:30 pm
WHERE: Miller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park Drive, Houston, TX 77030
Traditional and contemporary, Plena Libre‘s sound is both profoundly Puerto Rican and universally appealing.
This event was originally sheduled for 9/23/17, but needed to be postponed as the band was unable to fly out of Puerto Rico due to Hurricane Maria. It has been rescheduled to 10/27/17 at 7:30pm.
Captivating and moving audiences over the course of a 23-year, 15-album career, this fine-tuned Puerto Rican-based ensemble of virtuoso musicians has only gotten better with age, as evidenced by their four Grammy nominations and world-wide touring schedule.
Plena Libre infuses their contemporary Caribbean compositions with a deep sense of the unique indigenous musical traditions, known as “plena” and “bomba”, which developed on the island over a century ago. Unlike salsa bands, who usually only have two singers, Plena Libre features three vocalists singing in lush three and four part harmonies; a musical representation of a traditional community gathering. Further giving their live performances a memorable standout quality, occasionally the entire band will vocalize the percussion parts of the plena, creating an a cappella polyphonic polyrhythm. These artistic choices drive home the core of the tradition in an aesthetic that appeals to broad audiences and aficionados alike. With an aggressive, tight, yet sensitive style — which balances the traditional with the contemporary — Plena Libre creates a brand of music and live performance that is both profoundly Puerto Rican and universally appealing.
This is a ticketed event for the covered seating area. Free tickets are available (4 per person over age 16 while they last) at the Miller Outdoor Theatre box office the day of the performance between the hours of 10:30 AM-1:00 PM. If tickets remain at 1:00 PM, the box office will re-open one hour before show time to distribute the remaining tickets. As always, open seating on the hill. The shows goes on rain or shine.
Presented by Institute of Hispanic Culture of Houston
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