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Tiempo Libre's Jorge Gomez goes international with 'Panamericano' / Hollywood Soapbox

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Jorge Gómez, the founder of Afro-Caribbean group Tiempo Libre, is focusing the band's attention on a much broader audience for its new album, Panamericano, due out June 30 from Universal Music Latin Entertainment and Universal Music Classics. The music goes beyond the Cuban influences of Tiempo Libre's previous albums and emphasizes the common threads in many cultures from Latin America.

"Panamericano means all people from Latin America, so from Mexico, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Venezuela," Gómez said recently during a phone interview. "So the context of the music is going to be a mix of all this culture."

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