[New Orleans artists]Trombone Shorty and Galactic will take an “expedition” to Havana, Cuba in January, bringing along young New Orleans musicians as part of an educational partnership with Cuba Educational Travel and the Trombone Shorty Foundation. Hosted by Cuban funk band Cimafunk, the New Orleans travelers will join Cuban music students and local artists to create a musical experience capturing the long-standing cultural ties between the cities while supporting young people as well as the Cuban people.
The “Havana Funk Expedition” will be a five-day, four-night trip from January 12-16, 2023 and will feature jam sessions, master classes, spontaneous musical experiences and additional surprise guests from Cuba including emerging acts and established artists. With the goal of supporting young musicians in Cuba and New Orleans, the group will also visit schools and community projects to help the people there. READ THE FULL ARTICLE ON OFFBEAT.COM.