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The Cuban Evolution in the Arts and Free Enterprise

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Program #20610RJ
9 Days | 8 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Sharon from Greenfield, MA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 01/09/13 - 01/17/13
Our first trip with Road Scholar. Excellent in all ways - we will consider future trips with them. You can read about our Cuban excursion on my website: www.profsharon.net

Frank from Plymouth, MN Number of programs attended: 12
Date attended: 03/13/13 - 03/21/13
ONE OF THE BEST TRIPS I HAVE EVER TAKEN WITH ROAD SCHOLAR.

Andree from Kirkland, WA Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 03/20/13 - 03/28/13
This was a very exciting and informative tour.Everything was perfect and the Cubans welcome us.I will recommend this program and our tour leader Maria Valdes .She was the best.Our guide and driver were also excellent

Jacqueline from New York, NY Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 02/06/13 - 02/14/13
I enjoyed every moment of the Cuban Arts and Dance program. It was informative, invigorating, well run and lots of fun. Cuba is a fascinting place and this is a wonderful exposrure to the people and the culture.

Erik from Menomonee Falls, WI Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 01/30/13 - 02/07/13
A unique opportunity to see Cuba, its musicians, artists, and dancers, before it is "too late". More than one participant in our group said that it was their "best travel experience ever", and that is coming from well traveled people. I would agree. And the history, especially as it relates to the USA is fascinating, and very well presented by the program leader and local guide.

Joan from Englewood, FL Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 02/06/13 - 02/14/13
Most Americans only know Cuba as a thorne in the side of the US government. What a delight to meet a vibrant and hopeful people and to be exposed to their artistic talents. Be sure to read in preparation for this trip--especially Ned Sublette's Cuba and Its Music. This is an excellent history of Cuba and also gives you a wonderful understanding of the huge impact of Afro-Cuban music on music in general.

Virginia from Sarasota, FL Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 01/09/13 - 01/17/13
I went to Cuba in January 2013 with no expectations and very little knowledge of it's history. This trip was fabulous. Of course going through Road Scholar it was well organized. My very first impression was how clean it is. Absolutely no litter. The hotels were more than adequate. The meals were fabulous . . . especially as they were accompanied by several mojitos!!! But the program, lectures and trips were informative and wonderful. I went on this trip to see Cuban art . . and we certainly did that. The music (and history of Cuban music) was delightful. But I have NEVER seen dance as creative, abstract, athletic, mesmerizing as some of the things we saw in the dancing schools. Incredible. And the people of Cuba were delightful. They would approach you to shake hands and see where you came from. They would also delight in telling you about events you should experience while in Havana. I raved so much about Cuba that several of my friends are going. I certainly plan to return at the end of this year and see it once again . . . . before it changes.

Margaret from New York, NY Number of programs attended: 8
Date attended: 01/30/13 - 02/07/13
The Cuban Art Revolution is a well planned introduction to artists, musicians, dancers and peoples of this lively and fascinating country. I learned that there is a creative spirit that, despite many obstacles, is alive and well. There is a also a desire among these artists to share their talents with visitors. I felt both welcomed and invited to enjoy the beauty and talents of the Cuban people.

Norman from Brookline, MA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 01/20/13 - 01/29/13
This was a fabulous trip--our first with Road Scholar. Vicki, our so-helpful driver and Daron were Super and hard working. Our fellow travellers were a varied and exceptional group. We enjoyed most meals and accommodations despite what we'd heard. Kudos all around. People to People is a wonderful concept. Thanks.

Alan from Boston, MA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 01/20/13 - 01/29/13
Great staff-bus driver,tour director and wonderful people.

Sondra from New York, NY Number of programs attended: 9
Date attended: 01/06/13 - 01/13/13
I enjoyed the trip to Cuba with Road Scholar enormously. The focus was on Music, Art, and Dance and was well planned and organized and happily exceeded my expectations. The people we met in Cuba were very warm and welcoming and seemed appreciative of our visit.

Erik from Menomonee Falls, WI Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 01/30/13 - 02/07/13
A unique opportunity to see Cuba, its musicians, artists, and dancers, before it is "too late". More than one participant in our group said that it was their "best travel experience ever", and that is coming from well traveled people. I would agree. And the history, especially as it relates to the USA is fascinating, and very well presented by the program leader and local guide.

Joan from Englewood, FL Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 02/06/13 - 02/14/13
Most Americans only know Cuba as a thorne in the side of the US government. What a delight to meet a vibrant and hopeful people and to be exposed to their artistic talents. Be sure to read in preparation for this trip--especially Ned Sublette's Cuba and Its Music. This is an excellent history of Cuba and also gives you a wonderful understanding of the huge impact of Afro-Cuban music on music in general.

Sarah from Roseville, MN Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 02/06/13 - 02/14/13
This is a terrific, if exhausting program. And probably our last chance to see Havana before McDonald's and Starbucks gets there. Great opportunities to meet Cuban people and learn about their lives. My views on Cuban society are much different after meeting these wonderful people.

Margaret from New York, NY Number of programs attended: 8
Date attended: 01/30/13 - 02/07/13
The Cuban Art Revolution is a well planned introduction to artists, musicians, dancers and peoples of this lively and fascinating country. I learned that there is a creative spirit that, despite many obstacles, is alive and well. There is a also a desire among these artists to share their talents with visitors. I felt both welcomed and invited to enjoy the beauty and talents of the Cuban people.

Norman from Brookline, MA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 01/20/13 - 01/29/13
This was a fabulous trip--our first with Road Scholar. Vicki, our so-helpful driver and Daron were Super and hard working. Our fellow travellers were a varied and exceptional group. We enjoyed most meals and accommodations despite what we'd heard. Kudos all around. People to People is a wonderful concept. Thanks.

Alan from Boston, MA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 01/20/13 - 01/29/13
Great staff-bus driver,tour director and wonderful people.

Sondra from New York, NY Number of programs attended: 9
Date attended: 01/06/13 - 01/13/13
I enjoyed the trip to Cuba with Road Scholar enormously. The focus was on Music, Art, and Dance and was well planned and organized and happily exceeded my expectations. The people we met in Cuba were very warm and welcoming and seemed appreciative of our visit.

Karen from Brooklyn, NY Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 12/12/12 - 12/20/12
The people to people aspect was far more meaningful than I thought it would be and the trip exceeded my expectations.

Sondra from New York, NY Number of programs attended: 9
Date attended: 01/06/13 - 01/13/13
I enjoyed the trip to Cuba with Road Scholar enormously. The focus was on Music, Art, and Dance and was well planned and organized and happily exceeded my expectations. The people we met in Cuba were very warm and welcoming and seemed appreciative of our visit.


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