January 20, 2024 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm$30
Location: Lester Centre of the Arts
Doors open at 7:00pm, show starts at 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Though raised in Artemisa, an hour outside of Havana, Alex Cuba’s artistry is as far-flung as the place he has settled and lived for over 15 years: Smithers, BC. His music at once incorporates his roots and is a unique amalgam of styles, having collaborated with artists ranging from Jason Mraz to Ron Sexsmith and Nelly Furtado; and bringing together melodies, popsoul hooks and rock chords in songs that may seem to bear little resemblance to traditional Cuban form.
A forward-thinking, indie-minded artist, Alex has amassed a steadily-growing following among critics and fans. With over 20 awards and nominations to his name, including 4 Latin Grammys, 2 Juno Awards, and 3 Grammy nominations. He continues to make music at an astounding pace, releasing three albums in the last four years: Sublime (2019), Mendo (2021), and El Swing Que Yo Tengo (2023). His growing boyd of work defines a unique musical place in the Latin diaspora.
“He’s like Marvin Gaye singing soul to a new generation.”
~ Boston Globe
“Alex Cuba is a ground breaking figure, which may say something about the process of giving roots music a cosmopolitan polish.”
~ Nashville Scene
“a master at conveying emotions through songs.”
~ Vancouver Sun