The first album to come from three-time Grammy-nominated Afro-Caribbean group, Tiempo Libre, and Universal Music Latin Entertainment will hit shelves (and iTunes) on June 30th. Known for their dance-inducing, Latin-fusion music, Tiempo Libre will release the first two singles from the album, Panamericano, on Wednesday.
“We [Tiempo Libre] have always written songs about our lives – both past and present. But Panamericano is truly about Tiempo Libre today – living a culturally rich and fulfilling life, personally and musically, in Miami. We are surrounded by people and influences from all over the US and Latin America who inspire us. And the featured artists on the album reflect that amazing diversity and inspiration. This is possibly our most personal album yet – and to have it released by Universal Music Latin Entertainment is a dream come true,” says band founder Jorge Gómez.
Celebrated around the world for their tropical music and irresistible jazz rhythms, Tiempo Libre has spent the past 14 years performing globally, and have appeared on many popular late-night shows like The Tonight Show. This year, they’ll be touring as far out as Bejing, China, in May, and will be a featured artist at The London Jazz Festival later in the summer. You can check out the U.S. Concert dates here.
In addition to touring and promoting Panamericano, Tiempo Libre will also be performing live, on-stage, every night during the five-week run of the new Broadway-bound musical, Cuba Libre, which premieres on October 10th in Portland, Oregon. Based on the collective histories of the band members, and featuring a book written by playwright Carlos Lacámara, the production will feature the band’s own music and a large company of actors, dancers, and musicians.