2014 Havana Int’l Jazz Festival

May 1st, 2014 by admin Categories: ATL City Farms Project Cuba Destinations Featured Havana Jazz Festival Tour Public History Programming One Response

May 1, 2014

Dear Friends,

In association with the Mildred Grant Skillman Herstory Educational Scholarship Fund Inc., we are pleased to offer an intelligent, exciting and engaging two week study abroad tour project in Cuba, “Afro Cuban Culture & Society: Architecture, History, Art, Music, Science”

The dates are Monday December 8 – Monday December 22, 2014.   Our program is designed for adult travelers interested in learning more about Cuban society, history and culture.

This excursion includes attendance at Festival Jazz Plaza, 30th Havana International Jazz Festival, which takes place from Thursday, December 18 – Sunday, December 21, 2014.  In addition to the 15 days excursion, three other options include: 10 days, 7 days,  5 days excursions.*   


Havana Jazz Festival: Cuba Tour 2014

Havana / Santiago / Las Terrazas / Trinidad

Cultural Immersion for Educators, Students, and Professionals

December 8 – December 22 2014 *

Afro Cuban Culture & Society: Architecture, History, Art, Music, Science

This tour is legal and in compliance with U.S. travel laws


Festival Jazz Plaza 2013 Omara Portuondo

Festival Jazz Plaza 2013
Omara Portuondo


Modes of transportation – La Habana


Antonio Maceo

Antonio Maceo Monument
Santiago de Cuba


Santiago de Cuba

Santiago de Cuba



Santiago de Cuba

Santiago de Cuba


Pinar del Rio

Pinar del Rio





El Romero, Eco-Restaurant Delicious gourmet cuban food!

El Romero, Eco-Restaurant
Delicious gourmet cuban food!
Las Terrazas


Valle de los Ingenios

Valle de los Ingenios

La Habana

La Habana

Sunset en La Habana

Sunset en La Habana

Museum of the Revolution

Reflection of the Museum of the Revolution

Festival Jazz Plaza 2013

Festival Jazz Plaza 2013

Saturday morning en Regla

Saturday morning en Regla

Sustainable permaculture. Alamar, Cuba

Sustainable permaculture.
Alamar, Cuba


  • Open Registration requires $500.00 non refundable deposit, followed by monthly payments until all fees are paid in full.



Cost includes

  • R/T airfare from Miami / Havana / Santiago / Havana / Miami
  • GOLD STAR Pass to the Havana Int’l Festival Jazz Plaza
  • 4 star hotel accommodations in Cuba
  • All Breakfast meals
  • All Gratuities, scheduled lectures/ museum/ tour entry fees
  • All in-country flights, land transportation
  • Bi-lingual guide
Festival Jazz Plaza

Festival Jazz Plaza

# Cost does not include your transportation from your home location to Miami, other meals, tuition for students, $25 CUC departure tax, excess baggage expenses, nor any other fees or service charges not specifically noted. Add $400 for single occupancy.




  • Acceptance for travel on this tour is dependent upon:
  • Traveler must be full or part time educator in the K-12, college or university system. Includes teachers, librarians, administrators and staff positions.
  • Or traveler must be current college students, graduate student, or community members willing to enroll for college credit for this trip.
  • Or traveler must be full-time professional utilizing this trip for professional research.
  • Current Passport valid at least 6 months after departure date
  • Completed online application, signed travel agreements, and travel visa paperwork
  • Deposit to secure your space ($500 non-refundable, counts towards total cost)

*Detailed descriptions of the travel laws will apply. 


For details and additional information about travel to Cuba, send emails to Research@cinnamontraveler.org.

Why Travel to Cuba?

Culturally, Cuba has given the world a blend of African and Latin music and art that pulses through the streets every night in Havana.  Cuba has produced major international figures in literature and fine arts, film, ballet, modern dance and theatre.

The country is also renowned for its original rhythms such as the danzón, son, bolero, mambo, cha-cha-cha and more. Cuba’s prestigious cultural events attract international celebrities in dance, music, theatre and other arts. Among these events are the Casa de las Américas literary contest, the Havana International Ballet Festival, the Festival of New Latin American Cinema and the International Jazz Festival.

Importantly, Cuba has a literacy rate and health care system that serves as a model for universal access. Education is provided free of charge at all its citizens and at all levels. In 1961, Cuba eradicated illiteracy through the National Literacy Campaign and thus now have a literacy rate higher than the U.S. Cuba’s primary health care system is considered unique. Medical services are provided free of charge to all Cubans. There is an extensive network of medical centers (442 polyclinics and 281 hospitals) designed to give free health care to even in the most remote locations and most severe cases. The infant mortality rate is 7.2 per 1000 live births and the life expectancy is 75 years both of which are higher than in the US.

Registration is open now for trips to Cuba.  

Registration Application 

Email for more details and information, Research@cinnamontraveler.org.


  1. David Bloom says:

    My wife and I are interested in a Cuba trip involving the jazz festival and immersed in Havana culture.
    Thanks DB