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'Santiago' takes Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Cuba and back

'Santiago' takes Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Cuba and back

What happens when musicians from one of the must musically fertile spots on the planet collaborate with peers from an equally vibrant cultural melting pot?

Something like “Santiago,” the first track from the venerable Preservation Hall Jazz Band’s forthcoming album, “So It Is,” inspired in large part by the New Orleans group’s 2015 trek through Cuba.

The Times is premiering the track, which Preservation Hall Band leader and bassist Ben Jaffe said exemplifies the group’s “life-changing” interaction with Cuban musicians in 2015.

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