HAVANA MUSIC TOUR

feat. JAZZ PLAZA FESTIVAL

12 - 19 January 2020


 

Explore the contemporary music & art in Cuba with Mike Polarny!
He has been living part-time in Havana for the last 6 years.
Perfectly connected to the art scene, he’s your expert on the local cultural life.

Meet our Cuban friends - guides, musicians, artists, promoters, activists.
Eat & drink at our favourite restaurants, bars and cafes.
Visit off-the-beaten-path places, attend one-off events that only locals know about.

Jazz Plaza is the most famous jazz festival in Cuba, featuring Cuban and international talents. Several music venues - indoor and outdoor - throughout the week.

 

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT -10%
UNTIL 30th of JUne, 2019

MUSIC & NIGHT HIGHLIGHTS

・Jazz Plaza Festival concerts at indoor & outdoor venues
・Fabrica de Arte Cubano - the famous art & music venue
・son & salsa at its best
・introduction into rumba music, dance & culture
・tropical beats with local DJs
・excellent food & cocktails at carefully chosen private restaurants

DAYTIME HIGHLIGHTS

・full day trip to Viñales
・Old Havana walking tour with a local guide
・home visit to an iconic musician
・introduction into “Santeria” religion with “babalawo”
・Fusterlandia & Muraleando art / social projects
・Cementerio de Cristobal Colón tour with a historian
・visit to Finca Vigia - Ernest Hemingway’s house
・off-the-beaten-path galleries, cafes and rooftop bars
・a ride on a convertible car from 1950s

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.

INCLUDED

Double accommodation: US$ 1,900
Single accommodation: US$ 2,050
Early bird offer until the 30th of June: -10%!

・7 nights at private guest-rooms with breakfast
・all daytime attractions (tours, visits, meetings, tickets)
・all music venues & concerts at night
・full-day tour to Viñales
・afternoon snacks/ sweets/ coffee/ beverages at visited attractions
・one closing dinner with celebration drink
・all local transportation on private taxis
・airport pick-up, taxi to airport on return
・tour leaders & local guides
・„Support for the Cuban People” itinerary letter for U.S. citizens

NOT INCLUDED:

flights
・meals and liquids other than specified
・Cuban visa (generally included with flights from U.S.)
・medical insurance (generally included with flights from U.S.)


WHAT PEOPLE SAY

Bethany Smith, visual artist:
”Awwwwesome! Seriously had the BEST time!”

Jim Porto, photographer:
”Mike is the best guide in Havana, absolutely!”

Richard Lucano, musician:
“He’s your go-to for all things & music on the ground in Havana!”

Anna Gilgoff, teacher:
“Can’t thank you enough for all your kindnesses. What memories!”

Susan Christman:
”Thanks Mike for the great trip. I feel more awake since Cuba!”

Evelyn Bishop, healer:
”The sights, sounds, colors, and texture of Cuba were beyond my expectations. Mike’s expert knowledge and inside access made the experience seamless.”

Owen Byrd, activist:
”Mike put together an amazing trip! Lots of music, food, and culture.”


SUPPORT LOCAL ARTISTS

Part of our income on tours goes back into working with local artists: creation of music and visual content, licensing new music, hiring instrumentalists and singers, hiring recording studios and sound engineers, collaborating with filmmakers, photographers and graphics designers.

Cancellation Policy

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


MIKE POLARNY

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!

SOUND TRAVELER

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.

world traveler (55 countries), music producer, DJ, promoter, tour operator, entrepreneur, creates cultural projects with embassies & institutions