There’ll be smoke on the floorboards at Music Hall when Tiempo Libre joins the Cincinnati Pops for A Night in Havana with high voltage Afro-Cuban rhythms and mashups of Classical, Jazz and Latin American music. The septet was a huge hit at the Aronoff in 2008.
“It’s going to be bigger, better and wilder,” promises Pops conductor John Morris Russell. Expect samplings from TL’s 2011 release My Secret Radio on Sony Masterworks and their 2008 Grammy-nominated Bach in Havana in new arrangements created for these performances. “Fiesta Maravillosa” follows Saturday night’s concert with live music, dance lessons, Latin food stations and a cash bar to benefit the Cincinnati Youth Orchestra. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday.