JAZZ PERCUSSION STUDENTS TAKE AN IMMERSIVE TRIP INTO SOME OF THE WORLD’S MOST INFLUENTIAL REGIONAL MUSIC
Music is everywhere in Cuba. You hear it emanating from the densely packed apartment buildings, from the open-air restaurants and bars, from the never-ending stream of candy-colored vintage American cars that zip through the broad cosmopolitan boulevards of Havana and snake through the narrow cobblestone lanes of Trinidad.
But most memorable is the live music, performed day and night in cities large and small. On a single street in Havana, you might encounter several solo buskers—perhaps a trumpeter, a guitarist, and a flutist—each staking out their own small piece of real estate. And in parks and squares throughout the country you’ll find ensembles entertaining mixed crowds of tourists and Cubans, with all ages and ethnicities dancing, swaying, clapping, and singing along.