Alex Cuba Concert in London | Tuesday 18th September 2012Aug 11th, 2012 | By admin | Category: Events, Latest News
Presented by Jazz Cafe
Tue 18th Spetember 2012 / 19:00 / £11.50
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Alex Cuba, winner of the Latin Grammy, returns to the UK! This Cuban born Canadian is one of the most exciting latin soul and R&B artists on the international circuit, and has been on a roll lately in the US. In fact his album has now been nominated for Best Latin Pop Album at the Grammy’s this year and we thoroughly recommend getting a ticket for this gig.
Alex Cuba won Canada’s first ever Latin Grammy last night, for Best New Artist, – his music is a fusion of latin sounds with the obligatory salsa beats to be heard sashaying through some songs.
Alex Cuba (born Alexis Puentes in 1974 just outside of Havana) was a multi-styled multi-instrumentalist who got his start as a small child with his father’s group, Lost Puentes. After touring and performing with the band Temperamento with Roberto Fonseca, Alex moved to Canada in 1999, and it was there that the creative direction of his music began to move away from the more traditional aspects of the Cuban sound.
Alex and his brother Adonis formed the Alex Cuba band shortly thereafter, but soon came to call themselves the Puentes Brothers, and released the album Morumba Cubana in 2000. The album went on to earn the brothers a 2001 Juno Award nomination. Tours for the pair followed, as well as hitting all the festival stops that would have them, but in 2003 the brothers decided to put the project on hiatus to work on solo projects. For Alex, it was a return to the idea of the Alex Cuba band, and he released his debut, Humo De Tabaco in 2005. The album was a critical success, and scored Alex a Juno Award (Canada’s equivalent of the Grammy) for Best World Music Album in 2006. His follow up, Agua Del Pozo, was released in June of 2008. Again, the talent of Alex Cuba wasn’t overlooked, and in 2008 he was once again a nominee for the prestigious Juno Award.
Nathan Watson is his supporting artist for this gig. Nathan is also making some waves in the UK music industry and is known for his distinct fresh soul funk. He is building up an impressive fan base across the UK.
We hope that you join timbageek in becoming a fan of the Alex Cuba and supporting artists too! Come down to check out this new sound, – tickets a steal at only £12, we’ll see you there on 24 March.
5 Parkway, London, NW1 7PG
Tue 18 Sep 2012, 19:00
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Buses: 29, 134, 31, 88 Tube: Camden Town (Northern Line) Overground: Camden Road (Silverlink)