In this documentary that will appeal to jazz fans and Cubaphiles, the leader of New Orleans’ famed Preservation Hall Jazz Band seeks to fulfill his late father’s dream of retracing their musical roots to the shores of Cuba in search of the indigenous music that gave birth to New Orleans jazz. A Tuba to Cuba celebrates the triumph of the human spirit expressed through the universal language of music, and it challenges us to resolve to build bridges, not walls.
“This joyous, wide-ranging account of a New Orleans jazz band’s 2015 visit to Cuba is crammed with fascinating facts and toe-tickling tunes.” — Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
“The rousing documentary A Tuba to Cuba… takes us on an inspiring two-week trip with New Orleans’ celebrated Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Cuba for a culture-bridging whirlwind of music, dance and bonhomie. Just sit back and enjoy.” — Gary Goldstein, L.A. Times
“The documentary is a life-affirming piece of filmmaking that will paint a smile on your face and leave a song in your heart.” — Bobby LePire, Film Threat
T.G. Herrington, Danny Clinch
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