The Sound Of Alex Cuba

2019 Album "Sublime", Caracol Records

Album Cover: “Sublime”, Caracol Records, 2019

When I hear the music of Alex Cuba, I’m instantly transported to and reminded of my many travels to the island of Cuba where I could hear, learn more about and experience several styles of music unique to Cuba filled with ‘sounds’ unlike any other around the globe.

Cuba’s new release “Sublime” re-imagines the rich character and influential signature of Cuban music genres like bolero, cha cha cha, son, bachata, mambo and more with featured performances by legendary Cuban vocalist Omara Portuondo of the famed Buena Vista Social Club, emerging artist Silvana Estrada, Leonel Garcia and others. What’s more, Cuba affirms that he is no stranger to standard popular music from rock n’ roll to funk.

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Alexis Puentes popularly known by his stage name Alex Cuba, is a CubanCanadian singer-songwriter who sings in Spanish and English. Cuba won two Juno Awards for World Music Album of the Year – 2006 for Humo de Tabaco, and in 2008 for his second album, Agua del Pozo. In 2010 he won the Latin Grammy for Best New Artist. His 2015 album, Healer, earned him a Latin Grammy Award for Best Singer-Songwriter Album and a Grammy Award nomination for Best Latin Pop Album.