Earlier this year, Preservation Hall Jazz Band starred in A Tuba to Cuba, a documentary film following the band to the island nation of Cuba as they trace the relationship between its culture and that of their hometown, New Orleans.
Now, the band is gearing up for the release of the film’s soundtrack, releasing June 28 via SubPop Records.
“When we travel to a place like Cuba, not only do we get to share our music, but we also get to experience other music, other traditions, and other’s rituals. It’s a door that we get to walk through and every now and then we get a glimpse behind the curtain. The people we meet become our friends and family. The imprint they leave becomes a part of us and our music, it’s a rare and beautiful thing. Now we get to share that experience with you,” says Preservation Hall’s Ben Jaffe, who stars in the film.
“We are so proud and honored to share a project we’ve poured so much of ourselves into,” Jaffe told Rolling Stone. “The impact visiting Cuba had on us will live with us both individually and as a band forever. We’re still absorbing everything we experienced.”
The 12-track A Tuba to Cuba album is available for pre-order here.