A Tuba to Cuba began as a musical journey in search of the roots of jazz, but soon its narrative began to reveal a deeper truth to us. A connection transcending barriers of language, politics, color, and creed. As filmmakers, this was an uplifting and joyful journey. We felt the need to leave politics, controversies, and differences at the door. Instead, we chose to embrace all that was beautiful and whole about humanity. We feel this film captures the triumph of the human spirit, expressed through the universal language of music. The film is not only a love letter to Cuba and New Orleans, but more importantly, to that "spirit"—that music—that lies deep inside all of us.