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Juno and Latin Grammy winner Alex Cuba playing Kamloops, Penticton

Alex Cuba has won several Latin Grammy and Uno awards for his Cuban-Canadian music.
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November 05, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Juno and Grammy-winning artist Alex Cuba is stopping in Kamloops and Penticton as part of the North American tour for his new album Sublime.

Born Alexis Puentes, Cuba created his stage name based on his home country - Cuba. He moved to Vancouver and now calls Smithers home. During a performance on Idea City, he described his music as a “the fusion between a mango seed and an apple seed,” referring to the trees that grow in each of the two countries.

His voice sings smooth melodies with Cuban flair and dynamic guitar riffs. The current tour is to promote his newest album, Sublime, which features six duets with other Latin-American singers.

Cuba has won various Juno and Grammy awards for his albums, according to his website.

His first album, Humo De Tobaco, scored him a Juno award for World Music Album of the Year in 2006, and his second album earned him the same award in 2008. In 2010 after releasing a self-titled album with his first English song, If You Give Me Love, and he won the Best New Artist in the Latin Grammy awards. He has other Latin Grammy awards and nominations and has helped co-write songs for Nelly Furtado.

His show in Kamloops is on Nov. 7 at Cactus Jack’s Nightclub at 7 p.m., and you can find tickets here.

In Penticton, Cuba will take the stage at the intimate Dream Cafe, which has already sold out.

Here's some of his tunes to start that earworm.

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