Just like when Up with People made its first visit to the People’s Republic of China in 1978, becoming the first multi-national youth group to visit the country in 29 years, casts continue to visit places of consequence.
Casts in 2014 made Up with People’s first visits to Israel and Cuba. In June 2014 Up with People made history by performing in Ramat Gan, Israel during a tense time in Israel’s history for an enthusiastic audience of 1,500.
At the invitation of the Ministerio de Cultura de la República de Cuba Up with People made history again by performing in Havana for the first time on Oct. 24, 2014. The Cuban US Minister to the Mission in Cuba said “Never before has Cuba experienced 15 nations, including American’s, performing together.”