Cuban music students in historic exchange programme with New Orleans

Some of Cuba’s best young players will play jazz with The Preservation Hall

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Students from Cuba's top music academy will present a free concert of big band jazz with a Cuban accent in New Orleans on Thursday 5th January. The non-profit group ‘Horns to Havana’ says the 14-member high-school jazz band from Conservatorio Amadeo Roldán will be in New Orleans this week for an historic jazz and cultural exchange program with the Preservation Hall Foundation.

The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation says the group performs classic big band jazz by American, Cuban and international composers. The public concert will be at the George and Joyce Wein Jazz and Heritage Center.

The Cuban conservatory was founded in 1903 and has trained many of the island nation's most gifted musicians. This video is taken from the 'Horns to Havana' website...

 

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