Alex Cuba (a.k.a. Alexis Puentes) grew up in Cuba in a prodigiously musical family – his father, Valentin Puentes, is a guitarist and teacher, and his twin brother Adonis has a thriving career of his own. Now, Alex lives in western Canada and weaves Afro-Cuban music with strands of pop, soul, jazz, rock, salsa, and other alt-Latin genres. He has four Latin Grammys on his shelf (plus a raft of other awards). His new album, Lo Único Constante (The Only Constant) celebrates a 1940s-era Havana sound known as filin that highlights acoustic strings (guitar and upright bass); evocative, lyrical songwriting; and Alex’s gorgeous vocals. “[S]uperbly minimalistic yet profoundly full. Get ready for a sensory upload of sublime playing, creative arrangements and melodic delight” (Marisa Arbona-Ruiz, NPR Music).

Friday, September 29
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