Alex Cuba finds strength in an acoustic universe on new album

Alex Cuba performs and discusses songs from his latest album, Lo Unico Constante.
Musician Alex Cuba performing live in the q studios in Toronto, Ont. (Cathy Irving/CBC)

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


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