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A Tuba to Cuba (2018)

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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.


T.G. Herrington, Danny Clinch (co-director)


T.G. Herrington (story), T.G. Herrington
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Credited cast:
Ben Jaffe Ben Jaffe ... Self
Walter Harris Walter Harris ... Self
Charlie Gabriel Charlie Gabriel ... Self
Ronell Johnson Ronell Johnson ... Self
Clint Maedgen Clint Maedgen ... Self
Rickie Monie Rickie Monie ... Self
Mark Anthony Braud Mark Anthony Braud ... Self
Win Butler ... Self
Régine Chassagne Régine Chassagne ... Self
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Greg Lucas Greg Lucas ... Self
Preservation Hall Jazz Band


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

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Come With Me
Written by Ben Jaffe, Charlie Gabriel
Performed by Preservation Hall Jazz Band
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Just when I think I know everything about New Orleans music
4 January 2019 | by rosemarymonroeSee all my reviews

I am from Louisiana, half of my family is from New Orleans, and I am a music buff so I do know a lot of the history of New Orleans music. However, there seems to be no end to the depth of New Orleans music history as I keep learning more. This film proved that. If you have any interest at all in New Orleans, jazz music, international music, or all of the above, you will love this film. Even if you just have an interest in documentaries, I feel that this one is very powerful. It will keep you entertained with colorful, New Orleans and Cuban cultural visuals as it tells its story about family roots/history, the famous Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and the bond of music.

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15 February 2019 (USA) See more »

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New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »


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Opening Weekend USA:

$11,270, 17 February 2019

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