Our Drum and Percussion Study Trips
in Habana and Matanzas, Cuba

Images from July 2001.

updated 17 August 2001

Three pages of images from Cuba.
Please navigate around the site.

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ProTips, and much more.

At present, we are organizing our trips for Winter 2001.
When you would like more information about
studying music in Cuba,
please email me.


Loyalty to petrified opinion never yet broke a chain or
freed a human soul.

Mark Twain


If I had never picked up a drum on that whole trip it still would have been 100% worth it, walking the streets where the rumba was born, meeting and hearing the stories/histories from the people, for a conga
(tumbadora) player it just brought all home.





Our group in the Yumuri Valley, Matanzas Province




Darren, look at that form!


Carlos, hey what was the name of that band??


Anna, you sure knew what we ALL liked!



Carlos, Minini, and yours truly

After a KLIMAX gig we hung out with PILOTO!


Our classroom in Matanzas!




Oye Herman, asi se baila!

Ivan, you're bad!



Our roof party featuring Seth, Darren, Shane, Herman, Ivan, Stefan, Anna, and David.



What a sweet picture. This is at our study house, with Valerie and friends.


Our guide, Adiel. He was very low key!

Miguel and Laly....and moi.

Our Hote, Hotel del Valle, in Matanzas

MORE July 2001 PICS HERE and


March 2001 here

More pics from March 2001 here as well.

Pics from the Dec-Jan trip here

More pics from the Dec-Jan trip here

Many More Pictures, from previous trips, Here!


March 2001 pics here

March 2000 pics here

July 2000 pics here

December 2000 pics here