Grammy nominee to make Kelowna stop

‘Healer’ showcases Alex’s ability to transcend culture and language and simply tell a story through music.

  • Jan. 16, 2016 7:00 a.m.

2016 Grammy Award nominee Alex Cuba will be stopping in Kelowna, BC on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016 at the Rotary Centre for the Arts on his ‘Healer’ Canadian Tour.

In a press release from KeyNote Productions, whose bringing the show to Kelowna, it says that Cuba was born and raised in Cuba, studied guitar with his music teacher father and played bass in a pop singer’s band, before moving to Canada and launching a career performing his own original works.

He’s toured his trio to venues around the world, released four albums and earned 18 awards and nominations for his music, including two Junos and three Latin Grammys.  Kicking off his ‘Healer’ tour, Cuba has been nominated for a Grammy award for Best Pop Latin album. His music is shaped by the experience of singing in Spanish in an English/French nation and by his choice of a home base of Smithers, BC.

Cuba’s smoky vocals and adept guitar-work crosses genres and cultures through magnetic pop/soul hooks.

His talent as a songwriter lead him to co-write with major label artists such as Nelly Furtado and Jason Mraz. However, when it came to his own recording career, the U.S. economic sanctions on Cuba reached beyond the borders of either nation and directed him to pursue an independent recording career away from the support of major labels. Support from fans and the industry never wavered, and his self-titled release was the only independent release nominated for the Latin Pop category at the 2010 Grammy Awards.

Based in Smithers, Caracol Records is the label created to house Alex Cuba’s recordings. His latest album, ‘Healer’, refers to the need we all face to grow and heal in our lives physically, spiritually and emotionally. The album includes five bilingual duets with four Canadian singer-songwriters – Ron Sexsmith, Alejandra Ribera, David Myles, and Kuba Oms – and one with New Yorker: Anya Marina.

The signature live trio sound is evident on this album from the first song, with vocal harmonies and a Cuban Requinto (small-bodied Cuban guitar) providing an intimate feel and communicating the soul of music.

‘Healer’ showcases Alex’s ability to transcend culture and language and simply tell a story through music. Passionate, clean, and entrancing melodies, combined with skillful artistry and strong Latin beats, set Alex’s music apart, drawing in audiences. This BC, Grammy-nominated artist is not to be missed.

KeyNote Productions is thrilled to host Alex Cuba LIVE in Kelowna, BC at the Rotary Centre for the Arts on Wednesday, February 3rd at 7:30 pm. Tickets can be purchased online at www.RotaryCentreForTheArts.com or in person at the Rotary Centre for the Arts or by calling the box office at: 250-717-5304.

 

 

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