Cuban Music Service Trip

 
Cuba Drums

8 to 10 days of Music, Service and Fun

This music service immersion program will give US students a meaningful intercultural experience while sharing and teaching their music skills to Cuban teenagers from the Catholic Parish “Reina” in Habana, Cuba. They will music jam for several days, learn Cuban rhythms, and gain leadership skill with the organization of a public concern.


MUSIC in CUBA

Schedule Sample

Day 1
Arrival at Habana, Cuba in the afternoon.
Location: Centro Pedro Arrupe, Habana, Cuba

Day 2
Sunday Mass at Jesuit Parish “Reina”
Brief dialogue about the work of Parish and Centro Loyola
First music practice at Centro Loyola
Location: Centro Pedro Arrupe, Habana, Cuba

Day 3
Visit the National Shrine of VIrgen de Regla
Second music practice at Centro Loyola
Location: Centro Pedro Arrupe, Habana, Cuba

Day 4
Dialogue with local Jesuits about their work in Cuba at the Parish
Visit the parish print shop of the Jesuits
Third music practice at Centro Loyola
Location: Centro Pedro Arrupe, Habana, Cuba

Day 5
Visit a Jesuit Parish in the Barrio Juanelo, Havana
Visit a Jesuit Parish in the Barrio Diezmero
Fourth music practice at Centro Loyola
Location: Centro Pedro Arrupe, Habana, Cuba

Day 6
Morning with parish members at the local Santa Marta beach
Visit the Archdiocese Choir
Final music practice at Centro Loyola
Location: Centro Pedro Arrupe, Habana, Cuba

Day 7
US student music practice at the Jesuit Parish
Preparation for the concert
Concert at the Centro Loyola-Parish Cultural Center
Location: Centro Pedro Arrupe, Habana, Cuba

Day 8
Mass at the Parish with family of local music students
Depart to the Airport

This video was recorded by the students of Orquesta Loyola Reina, from Centro Loyola Fe y Cultura, Havana, Cuba in January 2019 as an invitation (in Spanish) to students from the United States to come to Cuba this summer.
Watch this “home” video.
Video quality is poor, but the love is enormous.

Here are two videos made in 2017 during an immersion trip of students from Marquette University to Habana, Cuba. Music students from Centro Loyola Fe y Cultura are playing.


Contact information for this immersion trip:
Jose Bello and Frankelly Martinez
program@siprogram.org
(917) 783-9161