Plena Libre Appointed Ensemble-In-Residence at the University of Chicago for 2019-20 Season

Plena Libre
February 26, 2019

Grammy-nominated group to bring Puerto Rican genres to new generation

Contemporary masters Plena Libre have been appointed the Don Michael Randel Ensemble-in-Residence at the University of Chicago for the 2019-20 season. 

Nominated for multiple Grammys and Latin Grammys, Plena Libre has earned acclaim for taking the once dormant style of plena music and reclaiming it for a new generation across a 25-year, 15-album career. The Puerto Rican-based ensemble will have a strong presence across the campus and Chicago community during three residency weeks in the upcoming season.

Plena Libre succeeds the female a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey In The Rock, currently in residence for the 2018-19 season. The group will participate in a rich variety of events and programs, including concerts, workshops and coaching sessions with music students and moderated public discussions.

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