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Wednesday, June 19, 2019
(NR/PG) 84min
Apr 9 - 11, 6:00 & 8:00
Preservation Hall was one of the first venues in New Orleans that allowed blacks and whites to interact socially, and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band was one of the first racially integrated music groups in the Jim Crow South. Ben Jaffe, son of PHJB founder Allan Jaffe and its current leader, took the band on an inspiring two week trip to Cuba in 2015, fulfilling his late father’s dream. Including both archival materials from both New Orleans and Havana plus footage of their recent trip, this vibrant and joyous film shows the universality of music and how it brings people and cultures together.