Los Primos Canada/Cuba Cultural Exchange

Submitted by Jeff Goodspeed on Mon, 22 Aug 2016 - 7:53 pm

Los Primos (the cousins) was started in 1997 when Jeff and Amara Goodspeed held the first fundraising dance to try and help Cuban music schools deal with an aging fleet of instruments that were failing fast. 

Instruments and flags

Since then almost 650 instruments have been delivered to young musicians and music schools in Cuba. More than 30 cultural exchange trips have resulted in very strong ties between musicians in Nova Scotia and Cuba. 

The Los Primos Project has also help to raise more than $500,000 in support of music education and cultural activities in Nova Scotia.