HAVANA MUSIC TOUR
XIII HAVANA BIENNAL
Be like Sound Traveler! Explore the contemporary music & art in Cuba! Mike Polarny is your tour guide and the expert on local music & art scene. Meet our Cuban friends - musicians, artists, promoters, activists. Eat & drink at our favorite restaurants, bars and cafes. Visit off-the-beaten-path places, secret galleries, underground parties. Attend one-off events that only locals know about.
The XIII Havana Biennal is taking over the city. With street performances and exhibitions, with many music and art events, this is the right moment to celebrate the 500th Anniversary of Havana!
Jump on this cultural rollercoaster - a trip like no other. Five nights & six days full of music & culture - a special mix curated by Mike Polarny & Sound Traveler.
・XIII Havana Biennal - exhibitions, performances, concerts
・Old Havana walking tour
・introduction into Afro-Cuban culture and religion (“Santeria”)
・dinner with Buena Vista Social Club music
・Fabrica de Arte Cubano - the famous art & music venue
・visit to Finca Vigia - Ernest Hemingway’s house
・Cementerio de Cristobal Colon - the world's most gorgeous cemetery
・Fusterlandia - mosaic wonderland, private meeting with Mr. Fuster
・off-the-beaten-path galleries, cafes and rooftop bars
・jazz & fusion live music venues
・Havana nightlife with local DJs
・excellent food & cocktails at carefully chosen private restaurants
・taxi rides on classic cars from 1950s
2-DAY DECOMPRESSION PACK
・Gran Teatro de La Habana - contemporary ballet, VIP seats!
・Casa de la musica - salsa concert
・half-day trip to Playas del Este - white beach & turquoise water
・introduction into rumba music, dance & culture
・Vedado district bike tour
・secret drink bars, restaurants and cafes
INCLUDED | Main package
Starting at US$ 1.550
5 - 10 May, 2019
・accommodation (5 nights): carefully chosen “casas particulares” (guest-houses)
・XIII Havana Biennal events & exhibitions
・entry to all events, exhibitions - every day and every night
・all local transportation
・a ride on a 1950s convertible
・airport pick-up & drop-off
・tour leaders & local guides
・„Support for the Cuban People” invitation letter (for U.S. citizens)
INCLUDED | 2-DAY DECOMP. PACK
Starting at US$ 500
10 - 12 May, 2019
・accommodation for 2 additional nights
・all day-time attractions
・all night-time attractions
・all local transportation
・meals other than specified
・non-alcohol & alcohol drinks other than specified
・Cuban tourist visa (included in flights from U.S., confirm with your airline)
・medical insurance (included in flights from U.S., confirm with your airline)
The program is subject to change. Sound Traveler is not liable for changes or cancellation of the XIII Havana Biennal or other events by the local organisers. In such cases alternative and adequate attractions will be provided.
SUPPORT LOCAL ARTISTS
Be the change in the world! The 5% from our revenues on tours goes back into creation of music and visual content with local communities: licensing new music, hiring local instrumentalists and singers, hiring recording studios and sound engineers, collaborating with filmmakers, photographers and graphics designers.
80% refund for cancellation more than 90 days before the first day of the trip
50% refund for cancellation more than 30 days before the first day of the trip
25% refund for cancellation less than 31 days before the first day of the trip
World traveler (55 countries), music producer, DJ, movement meditation & natural medicine practitioner, tour guide. Originally from Poland, he creates music with instrumentalists and singers in Cuba and Caribbean. His song "Trip To Cuba" won the Dubspot New York and Ninja Tune Records contest in 2015.
He has been back and forth in Cuba for the last 6 years where he produces music with jazz & rumba artists, performs DJ gigs, creates and collaborates on music & art projects. Expert on local cultural life. Initiated into Afro-Cuban religion, Changó is his guardian angel!
Music & travel platform created by Mike Polarny with a goal to present and support local artists while bringing extraordinary experience to the world.
We create music and stories with instrumentalists and singers. We share original songs from local musicians, create new cross-genre projects, publish remixes from local & international producers. Sound Traveler Records is distributed globally to all digital platforms.
We bring people together through music & art. We connect travelers with local cultures by creating unique, off-the-beaten-track experiences. Small groups of like-minded people enjoy activities that involve music, culture, nature and spirituality.