A Tuba To Cuba

New Orleans' famed Preservation Hall Jazz Band retrace their musical roots from the storied city of jazz to the shores of Cuba and in turn discover a connection that runs much deeper than could have been imagined.
March 2019
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A Tuba To Cuba

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Director: T.G. Herrington and Danny Clinch

 

2018, Cuba, USA, 82 minutes, Digital

Language: English

Distributor: Blue Fox Entertainment

Program Notes

The leader of New Orleans’ famed Preservation Hall Jazz Band seeks to fulfill his late father’s dream of retracing their musical roots to the shores of Cuba. Join the band as they traverse post-embargo Cuba in search of the indigenous music that gave birth to New Orleans jazz. Encounters with some of Cuba’s most iconic musicians leads to spontaneous and soulful collaborations.

A Tuba to Cuba celebrates the triumph of the human spirit expressed through the universal language of music and challenges us to dig deeper; to find that common ground we all have inside us, and there, resolve to build bridges, not walls.


“This joyous, wide-ranging account of a New Orleans jazz band’s 2015 visit to Cuba is crammed with fascinating facts and toe-tickling tunes.”
— Jeannette Catsoulis, The New York Times

“A life-affirming piece of filmmaking that will paint a smile on your face and leave a song in your heart.”
— Bobby LePire, Film Threat


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