Thank you for your support! CAYO is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that brings young musicians from Cuba and Minnesota together for education, collaboration and performance. CAYO is proud of our Minnesota roots, starting with the historic Minnesota Orchestra visit to Cuba in 2015 which helped usher in a new phase of US-Cuba relations. The opportunity and desire for mutual learning between the people of the US and Cuba is one of the sparks that created CAYO.
Where does your gift go?
JOY, EMPATHY AND PURPOSE.
Here's what our participants report:
"The Student Ambassador Program taught me empathy for people living in different situations."
Your gift helps us change lives. CAYO programs bring students, professionals and audience members together to meet their neighbors, challenge and inspire one another, and perform the work of diplomacy on the world stage.
“I saw the greater purpose I can serve in the world as a musician.”
—CAYO participant, 2019 Juntos en Armonía tour to Cuba
Combined ensemble of Cuban and U.S. student musicians, performed at Escuela Nacional de Música, October 27, 2023
under the direction of Desirée Ruhstrat, violin