Alex Cuba in concert

The Rotary Centre for the Arts presents Alex Cuba in the Mary Irwin Theatre.

Touring in support of his eighth studio album, Mendó which is an afro Cuban word meaning substance of the soul. Music as it best accompanies us in our life transitions and helps process emotions in ways our science has yet to understand.

Though raised in Artemisa, an hour outside of Havana, Alex Cuba’s artistry is as far-flung as the place he has settled and lived for over fifteen years: Smithers, BC, 14 hours north of Vancouver. His music at once incorporates his roots and is a unique amalgam of styles, having collaborated with artists ranging from Jason Mraz to Ron Sexsmith and Nelly Furtado; and bringing together melodies, popsoul hooks and rock chords in songs that may seem to bear little resemblance to traditional Cuban form. A forward-thinking, indie-minded artist, Alex has amassed a steadily growing following among critics and fans. With over 20 awards and nominations to his name, including four Latin Grammys and two Junos Awards and three Grammy nominations. Alex carries his Cuba within, incorporating subtle jazz influences, gained from his early years as a bass player in Cuba, and tasteful, sophisticated chords andlyrics expressing his poetry in an undeniably Cuban way. His growing body of work defines a unique musical place in the Latin diaspora.

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Please be advised that, in accordance with current provincial health orders, the Rotary Centre for the Arts will be increasing the capacity of Alex Cuba Live in Concert from 50 patrons to 50% of the total seating of the Mary Irwin Theatre (163 patrons). This increase is contingent on all patrons over 12 years of age demonstrating proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 at the point of entry.