JPR Live Session: Alex Cuba
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.