HAVANA WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL & TOUR

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20 - 25 March, 2019

THE PROGRAM 

OZOMATLI, with their original members Cut Chemist and Chali 2na and their very special guests: Angelo Moore from Fishbone and Printz Board from Black Eyed Peas, are coming to Cuba as headliners for the 6th edition of HAVANA WORLD MUSIC: a 3-day outdoor festival combining global art, music & culture. Grammy Award winner and official cultural ambassador of the U.S.A., Ozomatli is definitely one of the best Latin fusion bands nowadays.

DAYRAMIR GONZALEZ, Cuban jazz pianist based in New York City, is our another special guest. He is a composer, arranger and music visionary firmly rooted in Afro-Cuban and jazz traditions, offering a strong contemporary musical vision.

We will be enjoying a very special itinerary, following the artists on everything they do: sound checks, studio recordings, record store visit, music workshops and more. Meanwhile, we will be exploring the “real” Havana with Mike Polarny. We will be partying with musicians, artists, promoters and other travelers, eating & drinking at our favorite restaurants & bars, hanging out with our Cuban folks.

HIGHLIGHTS

・Havana World Music Festival with access to limited artist area
・hanging out with Ozomatli, Dayramir Gonzalez & other musicians
・studio recordings, record stores, music workshops, sound checks & more
・exploring “real” Havana with Mike Polarny and his Cuban folks
・Fabrica de Arte Cubano - art gallery, music club and more
・private and limited events on non-festival nights
・secret after-parties with international and Cuban artists
・off-the-beaten-path cafes and bars
・quality restaurants with excellent food & cocktails
・carefully chosen private guest-houses
・a ride on a convertible car from 1950s

2-DAY decompression pack

・Vedado district bike tour
・visit to Finca Vigia - Ernest Hemingway’s house
・Bellas Artes - Cuban art museum
・dinner with Buena Vista Social Club music
・legendary jazz club
・secret drink bars, restaurants and cafes

INCLUDED (MAIN PACKAGE)

Starting at US$ 1.550

・Havana World Music Festival 3-night VIP pass
・accommodation (5 nights): carefully chosen private “casas particulares”
・all breakfasts
・private dinner with Ozomatli & other artists
・following the artists on their visits to record stores, workshops, sound checks etc.
・entry to special private events & after-parties
・all local transportation
・a ride on a 1950s convertible
・airport pick-up & drop-off
・tour leaders & local guides
・„Support for the Cuban People” invitation / itinerary letter

INCLUDED (2-DAY decomp. pack)

Costing US$ 500

・accommodation (2 nights): carefully chosen private “casas particulares”
・all breakfasts
・all day-time attractions
・all night-time attractions
・all local transportation

Not included:

・flights
・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 festival 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.

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