Alex Cuba

Real Name:
Alexis Puentes
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"Singer-songwriter Alex*Cuba hails from Artemisa, Cuba (1 hour west of Havana) and resides in Smithers, B.C. (14 hours north of Vancouver). Musically, he lives everywhere in between. His trademark sugarcane-sweet melodies, pop-soul hooks and rock chords subtly subvert commonly held notions of what Cuban music is. Alex is on the vanguard, crafting a cross-cultural sound that mirrors his geographical journey. Not tied to tradition, this Cuban-Canadian prefers his vintage Gibson over el sencerro (cowbell) anytime.

From his earliest years in Artemisa, he was immersed in music. Alex's first stage appearance on national TV was at the tender age of four, playing claves (a percussion instrument) in a group directed by his music instructor father. Alex went on to study guitar, tres, percussion and bass, practicing eight hours a day during his teens.

After a stint with his twin brother Adonis to record Morumba Cubana, as The Puentes Brothers, Alex departed from Cuban music norms to follow his own path. His debut CD with the Alex Cuba Band, “Humo De Tabaco”, earned him a Juno award for World Music Album in 2006, with the single “Lo Mismo Que Yo”, featuring Ron Sexsmith charting in the Top 20 at BBC Radio 2. For “Humo”, Alex took UK producer Martin Terefe to Cuba to record the album’s funk infused horns and percussion, a sound that got under Terefe’s skin. By extension, that “Alex*Cuba sound” is now evident on Terefe’s productions for Craig David, Ron Sexsmith and Jason Mraz. ..." (from his site)
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Alex Cuba Discography Tracks

Albums

Alex Cuba - Alex Cuba album art Alex Cuba Alex Cuba (Album) Caracol Records Canada 2009 Sell This Version
APCR 0033 875918004422 Alex Cuba - Agua Del Pozo album art Alex Cuba Agua Del Pozo(CD) Caracol Records APCR 0033 875918004422 US 2009 Sell This Version
Alex Cuba - Ruido En El Sistema - Static In The System album art Alex Cuba Ruido En El Sistema - Static In The System (Album) Caracol Records US 2012 Sell This Version
Alex Cuba - Healer album art Alex Cuba Healer (Album) Caracol Records Canada 2015 Sell This Version
FNCD5875 Alex Cuba - Lo Unico Constante album art Alex Cuba Lo Unico Constante(LP, Album) Caracol Records FNCD5875 Canada 2017 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Alex Cuba - If You Give Me Love album art Alex Cuba If You Give Me Love (Single) Caracol Records UK 2010 Sell This Version
none Alex Cuba - Si Pero No album art Alex Cuba Si Pero No(CD, Single, Promo) Caracol Records none Europe 2012 Sell This Version
none Alex Cuba - Are You album art Alex Cuba Are You(CDr, Single, Promo) Caracol Records none UK 2012 Sell This Version

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