FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 15, 2011 (Waterloo Region) Neruda Productions presents Show the World: Latin Jazz Festival with Juno award winner ALEXCUBA on Wednesday, June 15, 8pm at The Chrysalids Theatre in Kitchener.
Alex*Cuba hails from Artemisa, Cuba (1 hour west of Havana) and resides in Smithers, B.C. (14 hours north of Vancouver). Musically, he lives everywhere in between. His trademark sugarcane-sweet melodies, pop-soul hooks and rock chords subtly subvert commonly held notions of what Cuban music is. Alex is on the vanguard, crafting a cross-cultural sound that mirrors his geographical journey.
Forgoing conventional stereotypes that typify much of the Latin music landscape, Alex is instead defining his own “Latin Soul” genre. Like the handful of unique, genre-defying artists before him, Alex’ uncompromising “go your own road” approach was difficult and lonely at first, but is now beginning to pay dividends. He has won two JUNO Awards (2006 and 2008) and a SOCAN Award (2009) in Canada, a Latin Grammy Award (2010) for Best New Artist and is nominated for a 2011 Grammy Award in the Best Latin Pop Album category.
Over the past ten years, Neruda Productions has been striving to build bridges between communities in Waterloo Region with music, dance, drama, and visual arts from around the world.