Warren Easton Charter High School and The CubaNOLA Arts Collective announces a three-year music and art cultural exchange with students from the Conservatorio Estéban Salas in Santiago de Cuba.
Thursday, January 14 • 2pm
Warren Easton Charter High School Auditorium
3019 Canal St., New Orleans, LA 70119
The Warren Easton Charter High School Jazz Band is embarking on a three-year music and art journey with students from the Conservatorio Estéban Salas in Santiago de Cuba. Santiago de Cuba is the New Orleans of Cuba with Carnival, second line style “Conga” processions, and is the birthplace of many of Cuba’s most important styles of music. This initiative will bring together these young people to study the rich histories of each city and to share creative visions of the future.
The Easton students will visit Cuba this May and in July 2017 for the Festival del Caribe. The Cuban students will visit New Orleans in April 2017 and during 2018 for the Tricenntennial celebration.
At the announcement, there will be a performance of traditional Cuban Music with Papo Guevara & Son Mandao, and traditional selections by the Warren Easton Jazz Band.
Warren Easton, the oldest public high school in the state, is an “A” rated, U.S. Department of Education National Blue Ribbon School. Easton develops a strong sense of responsibility, respect, and courtesy in each student, keeping them engaged with a rigorous and relevant curriculum. Easton boasts strong business, technology, arts and educational opportunities for all of its students. It has a high graduation rate, and a dropout rate of less than one percent. Its staff is dedicated to providing a safe-home environment for all those educated under its roof.