Harvard in Cuba

You’ve got to hand it to Harvard. They’ve got money and in this case they knew how to spend it.

This short video is an excellent musical and visual survey of some of the best that the western part of Cuba has to offer music lovers.

Cuban saxophonist, percussionist and composer Yosvany Terry directs the jazz bands at Harvard where … Read more

In Matanzas

The city of Matanzas has a population of about 140,000 people, about 7% of Havana.

It’s about an hour and a half east of Havana by car along a very well maintained highway.

It’s one of the most important centers of Afro-Latin music and religion in the world, yet as the subtitle of Miguel Bretos’ excellent book on the city … Read more

Can U.S. citizens travel to Cuba legally as individuals?

Interview


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Go to Cuba with Jazz on the Tube as your guide:
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Disclaimer

I am not a lawyer. I am not pretending to be a lawyer. I am not selling, offering or giving away legal advice.

Check everything I say with your own research, common sense, and your own … Read more

More with David Amram


David Amram, Pete Seeger and Dizzy Gillespie

Interview


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“Decían que yo no venía y aquí usted me ve” (They said I wasn’t coming and here you see me!)
– Benny More

In 1977, David Amram visited Cuba for his first and only time with Dizzy Gillepsie, Stan Getz, and Earl “Fatha” Hines.

Now 40+ years … Read more

David Amram and Jazz on the Tube head to Cuba


The album that resulted from Amram’s
last trip to Cuba over 40 years ago

Interview


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40 years later David Amram returns to Cuba….

In 1977, the Carter administration gave permission to a group of US jazz musicians to travel to Cuba the first such trip in the fifteen years after the Revolution there.

Dizzy Gillespie, … Read more

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