“They can rock the house with traditional singing and drumming, then turn around and lay down a smoking, jazz-heavy, Afro-Rican jam.” East Bay Express
Captivating and moving audiences over the course of a 20-year, 14-album career, this fine-tuned Puerto Rican-based ensemble of virtuoso musicians has only gotten better with age, as evidenced by their four recent Grammy nominations and world-wide touring schedule.
Plena Libre, the venerable, ensemble that help put Puerto Rican roots music on the international map, wins the hearts of aficionados and newcomers alike. “The chemistry and emotions on stage – my God!” says bandleader, bass player and founder Gary Nuñez. “I am continually overwhelmed by the spirit of the band. It is the music of Puerto Rico as it should be experienced. This train will just run you over!”