Exploring Cuba with Their Ears

Exploring Cuba with Their Ears

Jun 10, 2013|Cultural| by administrator

When students at Whittier College selected Music 74: The Music of Cuba, they enrolled in much more than your average music class. Through this course, students had the chance to not only study under a Grammy Award-winning flautist, but to experience the music of Cuba beyond the classroom setting, in La Habana itself. Whittier College Group 

In May 2012, this Cuban Music class flew Cuba to apply what they had learned at their desks on the streets and in the museums of this spectacular city. On the 17-day trip created by Holbrook Travel, students had the opportunity to visit sites like the Museum of Fine Arts, La Zorro y El Cuervo Jazz Club, the National Museum of Music, and Ernest Hemingway’s house. They also met with musicians such as surrealist artist and jazz musician Bobby Carcasses and listened to classical Spanish and Cuban music at the Church of Paula.

To read more about the trip from Whittier College students themselves, visit their blog at http://wccuba.wordpress.com/.

Trips you may like

From $3,295

Natural History

Cuba | Connecting Culture and Ecology in the Heart of Cuba

11 days | Choose your dates