World Music Album of the Year 2013

Alex Cuba

Ruido en el Sistema

Category:

World Music Album of the Year

Year:

2013

Label:

Caracol*Universal

Alexis Puentes (born 1974), better known by his stage name, Alex Cuba, is a Cuban-Canadian singer-songwriter who sings in Spanish and English. He has won two JUNO Awards for World Music Album of the Year; in 2006 for Humo de Tabaco, and in 2008 for his second album, Agua del Pozo. In 2010 he won the Latin Grammy for Best New Artist. Alex Cuba is a rebel. “When it comes to creativity, I need to go to places I’ve never been before,” he says. With the wanderlust of a world traveler, the Cuban-Canadian singer-songwriter explores new sonic spaces on Ruido En El Sistema/Static in the System. Following the compass points of rock, soul, pop, and Latin-funk on his fourth album, Cuba continues his journey as a critically acclaimed independent artist who’s charted his own destiny across the world stage while earning a growing legion of devoted listeners at each new juncture. As rebels are often wont, Alex Cuba views his music as a liberating force. It’s a quality that is transmitted through the artist’s songs and has made him a fascinating exception to the staid rules of category.