MUSIC IN CUBA: LESSONS, WORKSHOPS AND CONCERTS – 10 DAYS

Day 1: Welcome and Concert
The group will be received by our assistants at the Havana airport. From there we will move to the accommodations in Vedado. Later we will go to dinner at a nearby restaurant. After dinner we will attend a music concert in Havana.

 

 

Day 2: Music lessons and Historical Tour
After breakfast we will go to the place where the first day of music lessons will take place. After class we will go to lunch at a restaurant in the historic center. Later we will take a historical tour visiting the most emblematic places of Old Havana. In the evening we will go to a new concert in Havana, this time we will know the secrets of the Cuban timba!

 

Day 3: Percussion Workshop, classic cars and “Cañonazo ceremony”
Today is the turn of the AfroCubana Percussion! During the morning there will be a Percussion workshop where we will learn from the origins of Cuban music, to its most representative instruments. After lunch we will visit the rest of Havana neighborhoods like Nuevo Vedado, Playa and Miramar from a classic car. Today’s concert will take place in the middle of the afternoon, because at nightfall we will witness the ceremony of the Cañonazo that takes place in the Morro de la Habana.

 

Day 4: Viñales
Today we will visit one of the most emblematic landscapes of the island, because after breakfast we will go to Viñales (province of Pinar del Rio), declared by Unesco: Natural Heritage of Humanity. Upon arrival, we will make a stop at the “Los Jazmines” viewpoint where one of the most beautiful images of the valley is contemplated.
Later we will visit the town of Viñales, where we will know the secrets of Cuban tobacco in one of its Tobacco Plantations. Next we will visit the cave of the Indian and the mural of prehistory. The tour will end with a lunch on the palate of Viñales.
In the afternoon we will move to the accommodation, located in the same valley of Viñales.

Day 5: Return to Havana and Cuban Music Workshop
After breakfast in Viñales, we will return to Havana. Once the lunch is over, there will be a music workshop where we will get to know the most important genres of Cuban music, such as danzón, bolero, son montuno or timba. In the evening, after dinner, we will go to a Jazz concert.

 

 

Day 6: Salsa
Today will be the day to deoxidize the waist, because after breakfast there will be a Salsa class, where we will learn the basic steps of Cuban salsa. We will leave part of the afternoon free because tonight is salsa night and we will attend one of the most famous dance halls in Havana. The teachers will accompany us to the event to put into practice everything learned so far.

 

Day 7: Beach Day in Santa María del Este
Today it’s time to enjoy the waters of the Caribbean on some beaches very close to Havana: Santa María del Este. Just 30 minutes from Havana, we can spend a day of relaxation and enjoy a paradisiacal environment. In the afternoon, back in Havana we will have time to enjoy a new concert of Cuban music.

 

Day 8: Master Class and Trova
In the morning of today a Cuban musician of relevance will give a Master Class where he will explain all the secrets of Cuban music. We will have the opportunity to ask you questions about any question you want to know. In the afternoon we will meet one of the most characteristic genres of Cuban music: the Trova.

 

Day 9: Ensemble
Today we will have the opportunity to play along with several Cuban musicians in the Ensemble that will take place in the morning. After lunch we will leave the rest of the day free to enjoy the last mojitos.

 

 

Day 10: Free day and return
Free day so that everyone can say goodbye to the “pearl of the Caribbean” in their own way. Transfer to the José Martí airport in Havana to take the return flight.

 

 

Price per person (Group of 14)

1,350 USD

Includes:

  • Transfer to/from the airport
  • Transfers to music venues
  • Accommodation in Double/Triple Ensuite room for 9 nights (Private House – breakfast included)
  • Breakfast, lunches and dinners
  • Classic Car tour
  • AfroCuban Percussion, Cuban Music and Salsa Workshops
  • Master Class & Ensemble (with Cuban musicians)
  • City Tour through Old Havana
  • Transfers Havana – Viñales – Havana
  • Cañonazo Ceremony
  • Entrance to 6 Concerts

Does not Include:

  • Flights
  • Medical Insurance
  • Visa (you can order it from here)
  • Transfers not specified
  • Lunches not specified

 

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Phone: +53 7 878 15 86
Paradero #124 (Ayestarán e/ Boyeros y Santa Ana)
La Habana, Cuba