Latin Grammy winner plays Maple Ridge

Alex Cuba won Juno Awards in 2006 for Humo De Tabaco and in 2008 for his second album Agua Del Pozo.

Alex Cuba

Alex Cuba

Latin singer-songwriter Alex Cuba will salsa into Maple Ridge as part of his Western Canadian Tour.

Alex is on the vanguard, crafting a cross-cultural sound that mirrors his geographical journey from Cuba to Canada.

He won Juno Awards in 2006 for  Humo De Tabaco  and in 2008 for his second album Agua Del Pozo.

In 2010, he won a “Latin Grammy” for Best New Artist and was nominated this year for a Grammy Award in the Best Latin Pop Album category.

With a heart as big as his retro afro, Cuba takes it all in stride and focuses on what he does best: crafting songs that cut through linguistic and cultural barriers like a machete through sugarcane.

The singer just returned from an unforgettable trip to Cuba, where he recorded horns and percussion tracks at the legendary Egrem Studios for his fourth album, to be released in spring 2012.

The singer hails from Artemisa, Cuba and currently resides in Smithers, B.C.

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. Not tied to tradition, this Cuban-Canadian prefers his vintage Gibson over el sencerro or cowbell anytime.

• Alex Cuba plays the ACT on Thursday, Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m.

Win tickets

For a pair of tickets to see Alex play the ACT, email newsroom@mapleridgenews.com with the name of his first album, subject Alex Cuba.