Music

“Tiempo Libre” Concert

October 18. 8:00 pm.

ECU Campus, Wright Auditorium.

Three-time Grammy-nominated “Tiempo Libre” is one the finest young Latin bands today. The music is rich in the traditions of multiple genres, transcending the borders between classical, jazz and Cuban music. The group is a hit in the U.S. and abroad, known for its incendiary, joyful performances of timba, an irresistible, dance-inducing mix of high-voltage Latin jazz and the seductive rhythms of son. The music of Bach also has been an inspiration to the members of “Tiempo Libre” since their early school days studying in Havana, and many of Bach’s masterpieces make appearances on their recent album titled “Bach in Havana”. They have been invited to collaborate on the duet “Para ti” with violinist Joshua Bell, shared a bill with Celia Cruz, Aretha Franklin, and were featured on NPR’s Latino USA. “Tiempo Libre” on YouTube

ECU students free with valid student ID. General admission tickets are $10, available in advance from the Central Ticket Office (ECU Campus, Mendenhall Student Center) at 1-800-ECU-ARTS (252-328-4788), and at the door in Wright Auditorium.

“Spam Allstars” Concert

November 5. 8:00 pm.

ECU Campus, Wright Auditorium.

Straight from Miami’s “Little Havana,” DJ Le Spam and the “Spam Allstars” perform an innovative new style of music that can be described as a mix of latin, funk, hip hop, and dub. They call their new genre: electronic descarga and it attracts a diverse crowd of latinos, anglos, hip hop kids, artists, young and old, all brought together by the music and dancing that moved them. These Latin Grammy nominees have appeared on Good Morning America, Mun2’s The Roof, CBS This Morning, NPR’s All Things Considered, CBS-4’s Making of the Latin Grammys, NBC 6’s Trendtrackers, and a variety of regional and international radio programs. “Spam Allstars”: the video for “electrodomesticos” on Youtube

ECU students free with valid student ID. General admission tickets are $10, available in advance from the Central Ticket Office (ECU Campus, Mendenhall Student Center) at 1-800-ECU-ARTS (252-328-4788), and at the door in Wright Auditorium.