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An invitation from New Swing Sextet and MetaMovements

This November, immerse yourself in the magic of Havana with New Swing Sextet & MetaMovements!  This past March, George & Orlando joined MetaMovements to experience the Annual Fiesta del Tambor (Festival of the Drum).  A truly memorable occasion filled with collaboration between artists & festival-goers alike!  From this event, a new opportunity was born... 

Enjoying the collaboration so much, the director of the Festival of the Drum, Girardo Piloto has decided to sponsor a very special extension of the Festival of the Drum this November so that the entire New Swing Sextet band can play with Cuban artists in several concerts throughout what will surely be a journey to remember!

And the best part is ... YOU'RE INVITED & YES, YOU CAN STILL GO TO CUBA !!  (Especially when you travel the right way, with a program that is not only LEGAL, but also has many amazing elements that will make this a fantastic program!)

A few words from Orlando Ortiz...

This trip was an amazing experience in every way possible. You and your awesome team were on point from the very beginning all the way to the last minute of this trip! And what an honor to perform and spend time with La Colmenita kids, parents and staff. Simply amazing! I’m really hoping that we can do this again with all of the New Swing Sextet members in November! It’s going to be sabroso!!


From the moment you step onto the ground you’ll be swept up into an authentic Cuban cultural experience.  Music & dance will flavor your days & nights!  From workshops that will have you shimmying and moving your feet, to exhilarating live performances & shows with some of Havana's top bands, this will be a truly memorable (and LEGAL) program!


  • Support New Swing Sextet as they perform throughout Havana … with local musicians in concerts, jamming with bands in the streets of Old Havana, and exchanging culture & history with artists of all ages.

  • Daily Workshops in dance and music !

  • Take in live performances and shows throughout the city - wrap yourself in Cuban culture through its rich & vibrant arts!


  • AND... on top of it all, you'll also enjoy several activities hand-picked by the New Swing Sextet such as exchanges with innovative community arts programs, guided tours of historic UNESCO world heritage sites and other iconic locations, such as Old Havana (Habana Vieja), Plaza de la Revolución, el Malecón and more!

  • Leave with memories that you’ll have for a lifetime! 


New Swing Sextet will be a part of the whole experience with you

Enjoying the workshops, participating in the exchanges, and of course performing on stage!


For maximum time with the band -- make sure to select our “INSIDER” package.

This package includes lodging in the same hotel as the band.  Imagine the experiences and moments you'll share ... chatting over meals, relaxing while sipping cortados and more ...


Havana Extension 

Nov 18 - 21

Stay in Havana to continue building relationships with the instructors and dance hosts you’ve gotten to know throughout the week!  PLUS, due to the special timing of the Baile En Cuba Festival, some of Havana’s greatest bands will be available to see each night.


Havana & Santiago Extension 

Nov 18 - 29 (Various options available)

If you have additional time & want to extend your dance immersion, consider adding on this extension.  Spend a few extra days in Havana, take in more amazing shows at the Baile en Cuba festival, then travel to Santiago on the Eastern side of the island.  Spend Thanksgiving exploring the Santiago Salsa Festival.

Minimum number of participants required for this extension.  Select this option to let us know you're interested!


Memories from George & Orlando's First Trip with MetaMovements: March 2019

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