April 17 - 27, 2009
An opportunity to hang out in New Orleans for 10 non-stop days of music and dance classes, parties, concerts, parades and more, with Yosvany Terry's Afro-Cuban Ye-de-gbe Project, the ReBirth Brass Band and Cuban hip hop group Orishas.
Cuban Music - Jazz Parties - Parades
Particpants experienced some of the finest Cuban music on the planet with Yosvany Terry's Ye-de-gbe Afro-Cuban project, featuring Yunior Terry, Osmany Paredes, Justin Brown, Pedrito Martinez, Roman Diaz, Sandy Perez and master dancer, Felix "Pupi" Insua. Cuban hip hop group Orishas also performed at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.
Our tour guide, Keith Frazier (co-director of the ReBirth Brass Band) seamlessly guided us through huge tourist events, like the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, the French Quarter Festival, and sacred off-the-beaten path neighborhood events, like the Mardi Gras Indian Super Sunday festivities and the Ole & Nu Style Fellas Second Line parade. Even those who had been to New Orleans many times before saw new things with Keith and the many other New Orleans musicians, artists and community leaders that were part of the trip.