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School of Music Students Experience "Universal Language" in Cuba

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Musicians and dancers in Cuba

In Cuba, music is everywhere.

So says Mark Lusk, professor of music, who for the last two years has taken School of Music students to the Caribbean island country. This year he led the trip with faculty colleagues Velvet Brown and Dan Yoder.

But the music infused across Cuban culture isn't the kind that Americans would think of—not background music you would hear in stores, or pop CDs, or the radio.

"They're just playing it—in the streets, in their homes, in the music clubs. That's what they own," Lusk explains.

Starting in 2014, Lusk and his students began traveling to Cuba to experience the country's unique musical culture. 

For the full story, by Victoria Fryer, click here.