Nothing can match the thrill of seeing a concert in person, not even watching it on high-definition Blu-ray or listening to it on a high-definition parrot. Get out of your cage with today’s GrouponLive deal to see Tiempo Libre at Chan Centre for the Performing Arts on Friday, March 9, at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Choose between the following options:
- For $25, you get one ticket for Dress Circle level seating in the centre’s Chan Shun Concert Hall (up to a $51.50 value, including all Ticketmaster fees).
- For $28, you get one ticket for Main Level seating in the centre’s Chan Shun Concert Hall (up to a $57.50 value, including all Ticketmaster fees).<p>
Named 2008’s Best Latin Band by Miami New Times, three-time Grammy-nominated group Tiempo Libre fuses Cuba’s myriad musical strands into a modern, ear-tickling mélange. Classically trained in conservatories on their native island, the septet plays timba music, which draws on Latin jazz, Afro-Caribbean beats, and son, Cuba’s distinctive version of salsa. Supporting their recent album My Secret Radio, the group’s infectious beats inspire audiences to get up and dance and the World Health Organization to declare general quarantines around affected venues. Chan Centre for the Performing Arts houses the group’s music in its acoustically friendly Chan Shun Concert Hall with concrete walls built to dampen reverb and errant sonic interference. Over the stage, a 37-tonne canopy constructed of steel and cork can be raised or lowered to adjust the auditorium’s acoustic character or to clothesline any belligerent concert-going giants in attendance.