BC Scene

The arts and culture of British Columbia come to Ottawa/Gatineau

April 21 to May 3, 2009

Alex Cuba

April 30, 2009, 8pm

Centrepointe Theatre

101 Centrepointe Drive, Nepean

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Winner of the 2008 Juno Award for Best World Music Album, singer-songwriter Alex Cuba’s trademark sweetheart melodies, pop-soul hooks and rock chords subtly subvert commonly held notions of what Cuban music is all about, and still deliver plenty of Latin rhythm and mellow sun-drenched sensuality. Not tied to tradition, this Cuban-Canadian prefers his vintage Gibson over el sencerro (cowbell) anytime.

Now living in Smithers, B.C., Alex is crafting a cross-cultural sound that mirrors his geographical journey and is earning him ever-increasing audiences across the country. With a heart as big as his retro ‘fro, Alex takes it all in stride and focuses on what he does best: crafting songs that cut through cultural and linguistic barriers like a machete through sugarcane.

Presented by The Shenkman Arts Centre

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Imagine 600 artists from B.C. representing all disciplines, performing in the national spotlight on the stages of Ottawa/Gatineau: that's BC Scene, presented by the National Arts Centre, spring 2009.

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