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JPR Live Session: Alex Cuba

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Alex Cuba began his musical career as a bassist in his father's band. It was a chance meeting on his first tour to Canada that led to his permanent residency there. He met the woman who was to become his wife. In the ensuing nearly twenty years, Cuba has produced a series of highly acclaimed albums, picking up two Juno awards and a Best New Artist award at the 2010 Latin Grammys.

Known for his beautiful singing voice, and the infectious and engaging quality heard in his music, Alex Cuba has forged a unique path in his adopted country. He talked about the roots of Cuban 'trova' music and how he has worked that traditional style into his sound, and what the reception was like when he finally returned to Cuba.

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Eric earned a broadcast journalism degree from Washington State University's Edward R. Murrow College of Communication. As FM Network Program Director, Eric oversees many aspects of JPR's broadcast day. He still hosts the occasional Open Air or classical music shift, and is the driving force behind JPR Live Sessions - our popular series of live in-studio music performances and interviews.