Reimagine the World
January 12 - 21, 2020
Join friends and leaders of the Twin Cities Jazz Festival and other jazz enthusiasts on a delegation to Cuba! This year’s TC Jazz Fest includes strong representation from Cuban musicians, continuing a strong and vibrant exchange between Cuban and Minnesotan communities.
This interactive and educational experience will explore the roots of Afro-Cuban rhythms, the island’s indelible contribution to jazz and popular music in the US, and the history between two nations that has shaped their sounds and stylings across genres and generations. In addition to attending the world-renowned Havana Jazz Festival, we’ll dive into Cuba’s hip-hop and timba movements to learn how such art forms are used to critique and to re-imagine the island’s relationship with the US.
The delegation will also include a broader introduction to the Cuban people and Cuban government, health, and educational models. Delegates will return with a deeper understanding of the effects of US policies on Cuban music and musicians, and be prepared to more effectively advocate for changes in US policies in solidarity with Cuban artists.
Cost: $2,800 + international airfare + $100 visa
Delegation Dates: January 12 - 21, 2020.
Application & $250 deposit due October 12, 2019.
Remaining Balance due December 12, 2019.
*Price includes: All lodging (dorm style at a world renowed popular education center in Havana and hotel like homestays in the province), meals, interpretation and transportation within Cuba. You will also receive extensive reading material and advocacy tools.
*Price also includes a donation to the scholarship fund. SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE.
*Price doesn’t include: passport costs, international airfare, and personal incidentals.
*Flights are in and out of Havana
(ONLY PURCHASE YOUR FLIGHT AFTER RECEIVING INSTRUCTIONS FROM WFP STAFF TO DO SO).
Attend the Havana Jazz Festival
Connect with young cuban hip-hop artists (Obsesion)
Visit a music school
Dance and cuban rhythms workshop
Meet with host of Jardin de la Gorda RE- a monthly peña in memory of Sara Gonzales, one of the founders of the Nueva Trova Movement
Exchange with young musicians
Workshop with art instructors who utilize music in their social service work
Visit the Nicolas Guillen Foundation
Speak with a historian to discuss US - Cuba relations
MAIL CHECK (Save us $ on processing fee):
Witness for Peace Midwest
PO box 6078
Minneapolis, Mn 55406
*Please note the name of the delegation on the check
For More Information
For more information or to request an application:Contact: Bryan Rogers,