Alex Cuba Band8pm, FridayNovember 2nd '07Capilano Performing Arts Theatre2055 Purcell Way
Alex Cuba, led by the charismatic Alexis Puentes, represents the new wave of Cuban musicians moving outside the traditional confines of the classic Cuban sound. Incorporating elements of Afro-Cuban musical arrangements and instrumentation, melded with pop songwriting and exquisite melodies, Alex Cuba composes, writes and sings original Latin pop/soul music with a unique Cuban approach. Alex Cuba's debut album Humo de Tabaco was awarded the 2006 Juno Award for Best World Music Album and charted among iTune's most popular Latin downloads for 16 consecutive weeks. Now riding a new wave of popularity with the recent release of a follow-up recording, Agua Del Poz, Alex Cuba is poised to bring their unique sound to a wider audience.