Wednesday, September 2, 2009

CUBA TOUR: January 2010

Cuba Tour: January 2010

Graduate Student & Educators Research Project


Afro Cuban Culture and the Politics of Revolution

This trip is legal and licensed



Saturday January 9th

Fly from Miami to Havana


Sunday January 10th

Arrive in Havana early in the morning.  Walking tour of Old Havana

Hammel’s Alley for community Rumba and Salvador Gonzalez art gallery

Late lunch at Fuster’s (Cuban ceramics artist of international acclaim)


Monday January 11th

Meet with Cuban National Assembly Member for a lecture on Cuban politics, economics  and U.S. relations

Visit Chocolate´s art studio (internationally recognized Afro Cuban artist)

Evening film review with Gloria Reylando (award winning Afro Cuban film maker)


Tuesday January 12th

Tour Cuban National Art Museum

Visit The Project of Ninos y Ninas (grassroots community project for children)

Visit the Museum of the Revolution 


Wednesday January13th

Early drive to Las Terrazas (sustainable, eco-friendly community)

Tour former slave coffee plantation

Visit The Latin American Medical School

Evening of live, private Cuban jazz performance with Pablo Menendez


Thursday January 14th

Drive to Santa Clara to visit the Che Mausoleum and area of Cuban Revolutionary battles.  Drive to the city of Trinidad.



Friday January 15th

In Trinidad visit the Trinidad School of Art

Visit former slave holding region and slave plantation

Visit a Policlinic and talk to medical doctors about the Cuban healthcare system.

Enjoy evening of live music at Casa de la Musica


Saturday January 16th

Drive back to Havana and go to the Havana craft market

Visit Sabado de Rumba for community cultural performance 


Sunday January 17th

Free day in Havana


Monday January 18th

Fly back to Miami to connecting flights


* The itinerary is subject to slight change due to circumstances beyond the organizers control

Cost and Payment Plan:

$2,800.00USD Installment Plan: Pay over time  through December 15, 2009. Costs include R/T airfare from Miami to Havana, hotel accommodations, breakfast, all scheduled lectures/ museum/ tour entry fees, in-country transportation and bi-lingual guide. 

U.S. Tour Leader:

Dr. Siri Brown, Chair of African American Studies at Merritt College, Oakland, CA.  Dr. Brown has over 7 years of leading educational tours to the Black world including several to Cuba.  Visit for more information on Dr. Brown or contact her at (510) 434-3935 for questions about the tour.

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