POP AND FOLK SINGING TOUR OF CUBA
FEBRUARY 5-19, 2022


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Planning a getaway to relieve the winter blahs?
Why not think about spending a couple of weeks in Cuba learning and performing Pop and Folk music with a Latin flavour?

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Peter Dent, Pianist, Composer, Choral arranger has successfully led similar workshops in Cuba and Jamaica since 2005. The group is staying for the 14th time at the same resort in Cuba: Villas Jibacoa, an hour away from Havana.

We are offering two-week packages. Either in the morning or the afternoon for 5 days, singers will meet to learn and rehearse the repertoire chosen and arranged by the music director. Performances scheduled at the conclusion of the workshop will be accompanied by Sonora Jibacoa, a permanent ensemble of excellent Cuban musicians. Led by pianist Jorge Williams, this group has been our backing band from the start.

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The performances are free and open to Cuban residents in outlying areas close to the resort. The rest of the time is devoted to enjoying the sights and sounds of this wonderful tropical island in the middle of a Canadian winter. No official tour program is laid on. Individuals are free to arrange their rest and relaxation to suit the laid-back nature of the resort and its environs.


The workshop will be held at the Villas Jibacoa resort, Cuba. The resort offers a series of free services including escorted nature walks and hikes, farm visits, snorkeling on the local reef, and nightly entertainment.View of resort from hike.

The exclusive sponsoring agency is Vision Travel of Victoria.  Ms. Martina Peladeau, the travel agency representative is herself a choral singer and acutely aware of the special interests of traveling singers. For those staying an additional week, Ms. Peladeau is able to organize alternate tours and accommodations for those wanting to see other parts of the island. These should be discussed on an individual basis

Those registering need not read music since it is hoped that all of the repertoire will be memorized prior to performance. There are no auditions. All that registrants need to bring is their enthusiasm and interest in a holiday, which focuses on music and relaxation.

The dates for 2022 will be  Feb. 5-19
  (Put the dates in your calendar)

Travel details including price for different departure cities will be posted here as soon as they have been determined.

To express interest please contact:

Martina Peladeau martinap@visiontravel.ca
250-412 1883,   Cell 250-686-4777
Vision Travel Group

116-4480 West Saanich Rd
Victoria BC, V8Z 3E9
Performance

Second Week Options

During the second week participants may elect to simply relax and enjoy the resort and perhaps enjoy short excursions to Havana or other destinations near Jibacoa. These optional extra cost excursions can be booked and paid for at the resort after you arrive.

Vision Travel has also organized another other optional extra cost activity that must be booked in advance.

Rhythm and Dance Workshop

This workshop will be held during the second week at the resort. Click on the above link for more information.
 
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