JALC gig in Venezuela cancelled amid political wrangling

Wynton Marsalis

Trumpeter Wynton Marsalis has been forced to cancel a concert in Venezuela. Rising tensions have made travel to Venezuela extremely difficult for U.S. citizens.

Trumpeter Wynton Marsalis has been forced to cancel a concert in Venezuela. Rising tension between Venezuela and America has now made travel to Venezuela extremely difficult for U.S. citizens. Marsalis was scheduled to perform in Caracas with the Jazz At Lincoln Centre Orchestra and hold educational workshops. The exact reasons for this cancellation remain unclear.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has accused the United States of trying to force his government from power. Last week ordered a reduction in size of the U.S. Embassy and made it mandatory for Americans to apply for a visa.

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