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Put Some Bach Into It

What does German classical composer Johann Sebastian Bach have to do with the Afro-Cuban roots of salsa? Everything — if you ask the members of Miami-based timba band Tiempo Libre. For one, Cuban salsa and Bach’s compositions have eight bars of melody, something not lost on the seven bandmates, most of whom trained in classical conservatories in Cuba. And both genres are emotional, expressive forms of music that transcend national boundaries in their popularity. At least that was the thinking behind the group’s Grammy-nominated Bach in Havana, a fusion album that introduces 16th-century opuses to the seductive beats of the conga drum. It even made an appearance on Dancing With the Stars. Shake your hips to notes in C minor at the Arsht Center’s Knight Concert Hall this Friday at 8 p.m., when the group joins Grammy-winning master conga player Poncho Sanchez for Descarga! Latin Jam Session. The performance is part of Jazz Roots, a concert series that explores the African roots of popular music in the Americas.
Fri., Dec. 3, 8 p.m., 2010


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