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Alex Cuba will tune out 'Static,' turn on soul in L.A.-area shows
Alex Cuba will tune out 'Static,' turn on soul in L.A.-area shows

This post has been corrected. Please see note at bottom for details. When your name is Alex Cuba and you were born and raised on a certain island 90 miles south of Florida, people naturally expect you to make Cuban music. But the Cuban-Canadian singer-songwriter isn't a big fan of preconceived expectations. The winner of the 2010 Latin Grammy for new artist, Cuba swings among various hybrids of jazz, funk, pop and traditional Caribbean boleros and sones, playing guitar and bass and singing in both Spanish and English with a gentle sincerity that never subsides into stickiness. One of his favorite collaborators is his fellow Canadian artist Nelly Furtado; they wrote nine songs...

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