Alex Cuba – S/T (Caracol / EMI Music Canada)

BC musician Alex Cuba has been making waves in the international music scene for years now. This latest record finds the musician in excellent form, crafting upbeat tracks that owe as much to his Cuban roots as they borrow from modern pop influences.

With only one of these 13 tracks in the English language, Cuba quite capably demonstrates that musical is a universal language best experienced with an open mind. He explores pop/rock music (Solo Tu, If You Give Me Love) while getting funky (Gira) but still finds the opportunity to pay homage to his roots on songs such as Directo and ends his record with a beautiful ballad, Contradicciones.