MARIACHI USA in Havana!
Join MARIACHI USA for the experience of a lifetime!
October 5-10, 2016
MARIACHI USA invites you to accompany a stellar group of Mariachi musicians from the United States on their historic, first visit and performance in Cuba. Join us for a landmark meeting between the people of Havana and this legendary Mexican music that is beloved in Cuba! The two- hour MARIACHI USA Fiesta show will showcase traditional mariachi tunes interwoven with mariachi renditions of classic Cuban danzones. Featuring a company of over 20 master musicians, singers, and folklorico dancers, this unique show is already highly anticipated in Cuba! The trip includes an in depth look at the city and great musical experiences highlighted by the historic first-ever major concert of Mariachi music on the island. You can be part of this unique and historic musical experience by joining us from Tuesday, October 5th to Tuesday, October 11th, 2016. Presented by our friends at Cuba Tours and Travel, the leading Cuban cultural touring company, the trip is fully licensed and authorized as a “People to People” trip to Cuba.
Be Part of Musical History and see Cuba in the process!
This six-day, five-night trip is focused on accompanying MARIACHI USA's historic performance at the beautiful Art Deco Teatro America. In the process you will meet and get to know everyday Cuban people, go to the best and most innovative music venues, meet musicians and composers and visit Cuban Mariachi bands. You will experience the wonderful architecture of Havana, dine at the best home restaurants (Paladares), and get to know the city and the people of Havana. You will be staying at the five star Hotel Melia Cohiba in the heart of the Vedado District and directly across from the historic Malecon sea wall. All activities will be consistent with the US Government “People to People” General License.
It's now easier to visit Cuba!
Since President Obama liberalized “People to People” educational travel in January, Americans are allowed to travel to Cuba without much of the paperwork previously needed. This makes travel to Cuba infinitely easier. “People to People” travel is not tourist-oriented or self-directed but it is both rewarding and unique. It allows participants to visit a wide scope of organizations, institutions, and community projects that provide a deeper understanding of Cuba, its people and its culture. This trip includes a full time schedule of educational exchange activities designed to promote meaningful interactions between Americans and the people of Cuba.
*Meet and greet and check in assistance at the Miami International Airport
*Round trip air MIA-Havana-Miami on Public Charter
*Airport Taxes upon departing Miami and Havana
*US Gvt. Paperwork including People to People GENERAL license
*Cuban Travel Visa
*Accommodations 5 nights at the Hotel Melia Cohiba in Havana
*Breakfast every day at the hotels (6)
*Three (3) dinners
*One (1) Gala dinner with the musicians to celebrate the visit
*Five (5) lunches (16 meals total)
*A special gala luncheon with the Mariachi USA/CUBA Musicians
*Entry and good seats at the Mariachi USA/CUBA performance
*Motorcoach or van transportation to all events for 12 hours a day
*Full translation by professional Cuba based guide
*Medical Insurance in Cuba
*City tours and visits to a variety of scenic places in Havana
*Day trip to Las Terrazas Biophere (Country visit)
*A visit to the Folklorico Nacional de Cuba
*Professional tour management in Cuba by our staff.
PROGRAM PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
*Tips (baggage handlers, guide, driver & restaurants)
*Single room price (please contact us for price)
*Trip Interruption Insurance
*All other items not listed in “PROGRAM PRICE INCLUDES”
Air $ 545.00
Total $ 4,180.00 Double Occupancy
The price quoted is for double occupancy, If you would like a single room please add $950 to the price.
About MARIACHI USA
The Festival was founded and created by artist/producer, Rodri J. Rodriguez, as a way for generations to share in this cultural musical tradition with the sounds of beautifully
crafted music and the rich colors of costumes and ballet folklorico. “On June 25, 2016 we celebrate 27 majestic years at the Hollywood Bowl, a celebration of family, pride and tradition”, commented Rodri J. Rodriguez. The 2nd longest running show in Hollywood Bowl history, MARIACHI USA continues to deliver standing ovation performances to its five generation deep audiences who come together annually with great pride to celebrate their rich heritage and traditions. Mariachi music is a fundamental part of Mexican heritage
and the music creates an atmosphere that is powerful indeed.
Meet Rodri J. Rodriguez
A multi-talented artist-producer, Rodri J. Rodriguez is a visionary cultural arts advocate. Her spectacularly creative live event productions, have written a whole new chapter in the world of entertainment. Single-handedly as a producer, in a field controlled by vested interests, she has made her voice heard. Her riveting messages always advocate positive multi-cultural images. Rodri is the very personification of a producer with a soul and capacity to uplift the human spirit. Rodriguez is President and CEO of Rodri Entertainment Irdor Inc., an international entertainment production company founded in 1976. But Rodriguez’s presence has been felt in the entertainment arena since 1975, when she played a key role in the decision to have the Latin Category added to the Grammy Awards. In recognition of her efforts to give this music genre long overdue and deserved recognition, she accepted one of the first Grammy's awarded in this, then new category for Mongo Santamaria.In her 40-year career, Rodriguez has produced countless concerts with jazz and Latino artists. One of the company’s entertainment properties, the MARIACHI USA® Festival is heralded as the world’s preeminent Mariachi festival which in 2016, celebrates 27 years of sold out success at the Hollywood Bowl. A 2-hour television special of the Festival aired on prime time pay-per-view and PBS nationally and consequently received the Image Award for best Variety Music Special. Rodriguez hosted her own radio talk show on Los Angeles’ #1 talk radio station KFI-AM 640 from 1995 to 1998.
Cuba Tours and Travel
Cuba Tours and Travel has over fifteen years of experience offering expert-driven cultural travel to Cuba. Our management and program-design team, working together with a team of superb Cuban travel associates in both Havana and Miami, are uniquely suited to offer you the finest in-depth travel program to the island. We are licensed by the US and Cuba and are fully insured. Most importantly, we have an abiding love for Cuban art and culture and have strong connections to the cultural institutions on the island.
Cuba Tours and Travel is a full-service agency licensed by the U.S. Government
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