EAST LANSING, MI — Three-time Grammy nominated Afro-Caribbean music group Tiempo Libre is bringing the heat to Wharton Center’s Cobb Great Hall on Friday, October 21, at 8PM. Tickets are on sale now through the official Wharton Center Ticket Office, online at whartoncenter.com, or by calling 517.432.2000 or 1.800.WHARTON.

“So hot and danceable that even when you talk about the group, you find yourself moving your hips.”
Richmond Times Dispatch

“High-voltage, infectiously danceable Afro-Cuban rhythms with conservatory-bred classical chops.”
The Oregonian  

Equally at home in concert halls, jazz clubs, festival stages, and dance venues, Tiempo Libre is celebrated for their sophisticated tropical music featuring an irresistible, exhilarating mix of jazz harmonies, contemporary sonorities, and seductive Latin rhythms. Since the group’s formation in Miami in 2001, its members have been on a mission to share their Afro-Caribbean heritage with as wide an audience as possible, reinterpreting, and reinvigorating music born from the fusion of their musical origins and new American experience.

As ambassadors for Cuban music around the world, Tiempo Libre has gained new audiences through appearances on shows such as The Tonight Show, Live from Lincoln Center, and Dancing with the Stars. “Dance Music of Sophistication and Abandon” —The New York Times


Date/Time:                                 Friday, October 21, 2022, at 8PM

Location:                                     Cobb Great Hall

Tickets:                                        Tickets from $23; Student/Youth $19     

Ticket Office:                             whartoncenter.com

517.432.2000 or 1.800.WHARTON

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