THE ARTS – Alex Cuba joints Kamloops symphony orchestra for Pops concerts

Alex Cuba. (Image: Christina Woerns)

Latin Grammy and JUNO award winner Alex Cuba brings his music to the Sagebrush Theatre stage with the Kamloops Symphony for two nights, tonight (Friday, April 21) and Saturday (April 22).

Cuba has collaborated with artists such as Nelly Furtado, Juan Luis Guerra, Juanes, and Ron Sexsmith.

Born Alex Puentes in Artemisa, Cuba, he was immersed in music at a young age, first performing with his father at the age of 4. Cuba moved to Canada in 1999, ultimately settling in Smithers, B.C., and soon earned two JUNO awards for his first two solo ablums with his “wicked guitar [and] undeniably soulful vocals.”

His sound has been described as “getting a coat of sunshine applied to your eardrums”, and he and his band are known for playing songs with lots of melody, groove and vocal harmonies. His sixth album, Lo Único Constante – the one constant – is being released on April 7, with an accompanying concert tour. The Cuban-Canadian singer-songwriter will expand his band from the usual four-piece to full orchestra for the Kamloops concerts.

Tickets can be purchased from Kamloops Live! Box Office at 1-866-374-5483 or $43 for adults, $10 under 19.

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