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CAMAGUEY JAZZ 2020: A Musical Exchange to Support the People of Cuba

Camagüey, Cuba – January 5-14, 2020

Sponsored by the Madison Camagüey Sister City Association (MCSCA), this will be the fourth edition of our music and cultural exchanges with artists in Camagüey, Cuba.

Following up on our wildly successful visit last January, we will travel with Madison’s Afro Peruvian ensemble GOLPE TIERRA and the ACOPLADOS LATIN JAZZ PROJECT, as well as other notable Jazz musicians from our community for this unique musical collaboration between our sister cities. In 2015 and again in 2017, GOLPE TIERRA won the hearts of camagueyanos with their infectious sounds, so we are excited to bring them back together with ACOPLADOS LATIN JAZZ PROJECT and showcase the best from Madison’s thriving Latin Jazz scene.


Please consider this your invitation to join us for CAMAGüEY JAZZ 2020: Nine days of music and culture in Camagüey, Cuba.  Reserve your place now as this group is likely to fill up soon.

TOUR PACKAGE COST: $975* (50% discount for Students)
This package includes arrival airport transfer, all program costs (such as musician stipends, donations/gifts to our hosts, administrative and program costs here and in Cuba), welcome and farewell dinners, admission to all events, and day trip to the coast.

Each traveler will be responsible for booking his/her own flights to Camagüey, which is serviced daily from Ft. Lauderdale and Miami, Florida. Travelers will also be responsible for obtaining their Cuban visa thru the airline. MCSCA will make all the reservations at B&Bs (casas particulares) in the area surrounding beautifully-restored 18th Century San Juan de Dios Square, and set up a program that will keep us busy and meet the requirements of Federal REGS.

Camagüey is Cuba’s third largest city and was designated by UNESCO a World Heritage Site in 2008. The city is steeped in history and tradition and is one of the main cultural powerhouses in the Island. Our program will include walking tours to appreciate the city’s colonial architecture and its history, visits to museums and art galleries, nightly music & dance events, dance lessons, plus many opportunities to meet with various sectors of Camagüey society. 

To sign up we will need a copy of your Passport page with all the information and a deposit check to MCSCA for $500 by October 1.  MCSCA is a 501.c3 organization, so the Tour Package cost is fully tax-deductible. 

Please send to: MCSCA, 1217 Seminole Hwy, Madison WI 53711.  Contact us at madisoncamaguey@gmail.com with any questions or concerns. We will schedule a meeting early in October to review the particulars of travel to Cuba, what to expect, what to bring and prepare for. 

We at MCSCA have endeavored over the past 25 years to allow the people of our communities to get to know and learn from each other by providing affordable opportunities for travel and engagement with the Cuban people. The Music and Cultural Exchanges have proven to be among the most fun and rewarding of our trips.

Join us to make the January 2020 edition even better!
 
Ricardo Gonzalez
Tour Leader
 

*When factoring in the costs of round-trip air travel from Madison to Camagüey, plus Cuban Visa, B&B charges and daily miscellaneous expenses, the total cost of this trip may be approximately $2,400 for single occupancy–$2,200 double. Students at discount: $1,900 single/$1,700 double.

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