On April 24, the Grammy Award winning and Juno Award winning singer-songwriter Alex Cuba will be coming to Peterborough to play Market Hall.
Originally from Cuba, but now based in Smithers BC, Alex’s musical repertoire includes incredible melodies, coupled with his Hendrix-esque guitar riffs, and his soul inspired jams that bridge together all worlds in a Latin infused jubilee.
Born Alexis Puentes in Artemisa – Alex, was involved in the musical world at a very young age – four to be exact. This is when he joined his father (respected guitarist and teacher) Valentin Puentes, and a group of 24 guitarists in a performance that aired on Cuban national TV. Alex then went on to study guitar and bass and toured nationally and internationally. It was in 1999 that Alex moved to Vancouver, B.C where he recorded an album titled “Morumba Cubana” alongside his twin brother Adonis.. Alex then went on to record his solo debut album “Humo De Tobaco” (his first of six solo albums) which earned him a Juno award for World Music Album of the Year in 2006. Since then he has gone on to collaborate with a myriad of artists from Nelly Furtado to – Jason Mraz.
His newest album Lo Único Constante was met with rave reviews and revisits the musical styles of his childhood. It was derived from the filin movement, which rose to its heights in the 1940’s with its lush blends of Cuban trova and black Americana.