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Bach in Havana, by Tiempo Libre

The new Miami On Stage project, which features local performing artists on a regular basis in Miami Beach’s North Beach neighborhood, continues on Saturday, April 3 with the great timba band Tiempo Libre at the Byron Carlyle Theater. The evening features the Miami theatrical premiere performance of their Bach in Havana, a salsa meets Classical music mash-up based on the Grammy-nominated CD of the same name. The Miami On Stage series is produced by FUNDarte, one of South Florida’s most adventurous and successful presenters of alternative culture, especially with a Latin flavor.

The Cuban-born, Miami-based musicians of Tiempo Libre have catapulted onto the national stage with their clever, beautiful and danceable sound. With Bach in Havana, they took their love of the contrapointal Baroque music of J.S. Bach (having all been classically trained) and found a way to meld with the tropical, Afro-Cuban rhythms and instrumentation they usually perform. The resulting work – tuneful, playful and musically adventurous – has garnered praise and awards after being released by Sony Music. Ever Chavez, Executive Director of FUNDarte, says that, “Tiempo Libre is a Miami treasure who, with their genre-bending Bach in Havana, has received global acclaim. The nurturing of local artists who can then tour their work throughout the world is one of our goals with the Miami On Stage project.”


The Tiempo Libre concert begins at 8:00 pm at the Byron Carlyle Theater, located at 500 71st Street, on Miami Beach. Tickets for Tiempo Libre are $20 general admission, $15 students (under 25) & seniors (over 65) with I.D. Tickets may be purchased in advance through Ticketmaster at and by phone (800) 745-3000 (service charges apply). They are also available in-person at the Byron

What:             Bach in Havana, by Tiempo Libre

When:            Saturday, April 3, 2010 at 8:00 pm

Where:           Byron Carlyle Theater, 500 71st Street, Miami Beach

Cost:                $20 general admission, $15 students (under 25) & seniors (over 65) with I.D.

Tickets:          Tickets in advance through Ticketmaster at and by phone
(800) 745-3000 (service charges apply) or in-person at the Byron Carlyle day of show and in advance at the Colony Theatre box office, 1040 Lincoln Road (no service charges)

More Information: (786) 348-0789 /,



FUNDarte is a multidisciplinary non-profit organization dedicated to producing, presenting, and promoting music, theater, dance, film, and visual arts that speak to Miami’s diverse cultures with an emphasis on Hispanic/Latino arts and culture. FUNDarte particularly works to nurture emerging artists and those with little or no exposure to South Florida audiences; facilitate intercultural and international exchanges; and provide local audiences and artists with educational opportunities that expand their creative, critical, and social perspectives.

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