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Plena & Bomba Masters


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May 4, 2024
7:30 pm
Venue: Strand Theatre


Concert Genre
Latin/Hispanic, World Music
Price: All Tickets $25
The band Plena Libre

Thrilling audiences around the world for nearly three decades, Plena Libre are masters of traditional Puerto Rican plena and bomba styles. They fuse mesmerizing hand drumming, stellar horns, and soaring vocal harmonies with modern Afro-Caribbean sounds, putting an electrifying spin on this already exhilarating music.


Hard-hitting horns, master hand drummers, and songs from the soul of Puerto Rico.

“A mad weave of polyrhythms that simply sizzle.” –  The Boston Herald

Plena Libre has been thrilling international audiences for three decades. Masters of the traditional Puerto Rican plena and bomba styles, Plena Libre fuses well-loved traditions with modern Afro-Caribbean influences, putting a new and electrifying spin on this music. With mesmerizing hand drumming, raucous horns, and soaring three-part vocal harmonies, this multi-Grammy Award–nominated band always brings the heat.

Captivating audiences over a 15-album career, this fine-tuned, band of 12 virtuosos has only gotten better with age. Founder Gary Nuñez and his band have revived the plena sound for a new generation.

Plena Libra features three singers in three-part harmonies. They have an aggressive, tight, yet sensitive style. They balance the traditional with the contemporary, the global and the local. Plena Libre creates a brand of music and live performance that captivates the multicultural audience.

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