Alexis Puentes better known as Alex Cuba constructs the type of music that is just like a potato chip or in my case a plantain chip, you can’t just listen once! You become obsessed with the good way his songs make you feel, the taste of his lyrics on your lips they’re fun to sing along with and plus the poetry… I Love me some Alex Cuba!
In his latest release, Healer his just that, a Curandero. It is music that sooths your soul and inspires your romantic notions… Healing whatever ails you. Not to mention it satisfies the hunger for my Afro-Latin rhythms presented cloaked in the genius of Alex’s guitar and that honey chocolate voice…
This is a one of my favorites from Healer, 1,2,3,4
A master of the Spanglish hook, Alex’s brilliance makes you wear sunglasses as you listen! Fortunately no sunblock required to listen.
I saw Alex in New York and it was so good to hear him live again after a lack of his sunshine in DC. It was the perfect Spring opener and I was inspired to photograph him… He is touring the US as I type check his web site for more AlexCuba.com
Also check out his white couch sessions on youtube.
I’ve known of the talented Alexis Puentes for more than a decade now when a record label president shared The music of Humo de Tabaco with me at BET Jazz.
Even then I was inspired by Alex’s courage as a poet. His words in English or Spanish are knowledge, love, guidance, a story, a wish and a dance all rolled intricately into his lyrics and guitar licks. Am I gushing? Yes, but I am still impressed.
Please pick up some Alex Cuba Music. Alex Cuba’s CD’s are available on Amazon, Google Play and ITunes…