A TUBA TO CUBA follows New Orleans' famed Preservation Hall Jazz Band as they retrace their musical roots from the storied city of jazz to the shores of Cuba and in turn discover a connection that runs much deeper than could have been imagined.
A TUBA TO CUBA follows New Orleans' famed Preservation Hall Jazz Band as they retrace their musical roots from the storied city of jazz to the shores of Cuba. Along the way, they discover a deep cultural connection that transcends language, politics, color and creed. Join the band as they traverse post-embargo Cuba in search of the indigenous beats and rhythms that gave birth to New Orleans jazz. Dark, shared histories of slavery reveal an indelible cultural connection rooted in the hearts and minds of ancestors past. Encounters with some of Cuba's most iconic musicians give rise to both spontaneous and soulful collaborations. Living rooms, back alleys and cobbled stone streets soon bear witness to the connective power of music. Geopolitical divisions melt even further as the band encounters the struggles and hardships of their own city reflected in the streets of Cuba. It is as if they are one place and one people, born to combat despair, oppression, and poverty with ingenuity, humor...Written by
2017 NLF Productions
I had the pleasure of watching A TUBA TO CUBA during its domestic premiere at South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival 2018. The energy in the packed Paramount Theater was electrifying and to say that this is a great documentary is an understatement. With all of the hatred and hasty political news that's been going on in our World today, A TUBA TO CUBA does a wonderful job putting the root of what humanity should be into perspective. This is a film about LOVE and UNITY. It's a film about how alike we are as a human race. To top it all off, after the movie was over, we experienced a second line parade with over 1400 people down 6th Street. I have never experienced anything like this in my life. I highly recommend you see this without hesitation when it comes to your town. The Director of the film quoted during a Q&A "We want to build bridges, not walls."
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