CANCELED: Award-winning Cuban singer-songwriter at Strand March 28

Mar 07, 2020
Photo by: Eduardo Rawdriguez Alex Cuba

Rockland — Cuban singer-songwriter Alex Cuba will bring his Latin fusion sounds to the Strand Theatre stage on Saturday, March 28, at 7:30 p.m.

Cuba is a Latin Grammy/Juno winner, singer-songwriter who is not tied to tradition. His sugarcane-sweet melodies, pop-soul hooks, and powerful guitar riffs relinquish a conventional stereotype that exemplifies much of the Latin music landscape.

Born Alexis Puentes in Artemisa, Cuba, Alex was immersed in music at a very young age, joining his father’s group of 24 guitarists, then studying electric and upright bass. He toured and recorded nationally and internationally, relocating to Canada in 1999. He has recorded seven albums there and has won two Canadian Juno Awards for World Music Album of the Year. In 2010, he won the Latin Grammy for Best New Artist. His 2015 album, "Healer," earned him another Latin Grammy as well as a nomination for Best Latin Pop Album.

Cuba’s most recent album, "Sublime," explores the "Filin" movement of 1940's Cuba, which fused jazz and trova together with emotional lyrical content. “Sublime” features six duets alongside Latin American singer-songwriters celebrating a contemporary or Neo folk expression of the Canción Latinamericana. Cuba is on tour promoting "Sublime," with dates in Canada, Mexico and the United States.

“His guitar work is gorgeous, his voice is like raw honey, and his lyrics range from emotional to playful.” — NPR

Tickets for the concert are $18/advance, $21/day of show. Lobby and balcony bars will be open for age 21 and older. For more information, visit rocklandstrand.com; call 594-0070, ext. 3; or email info@rocklandstrand.com. The Strand Theatre is located at 345 Main St.

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