Monday April 17, 2017

Alex Cuba finds strength in an acoustic universe on new album

Musician Alex Cuba performing live in the q studios in Toronto, Ont.

Musician Alex Cuba performing live in the q studios in Toronto, Ont. (Cathy Irving/CBC)

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Alex Cuba's new album, Lo Unico Constante (out now), is a tribute to the traditional Cuban music he heard as a kid. That music he grew up with was much simpler, full of acoustic and a cappella songs — it's a style that Cuba admits is perfectly suited for him. 

"My gentle side is who I am and this album screams it out loud," he explains. "My voice sounds best, I think, in an acoustic universe and the less I have around my voice, the better." 

Today on the show, Cuba will perform songs from his new album and discuss his new sonic transformation. 

— Produced by Mitch Pollock