Alex Cuba, Yo No Sé Review
Alex Cuba is a Latin Grammy/Juno award winner, singer-songwriter who is not tied to tradition; his musical creations have a vast musical vision. Cuba’s debut album, Humo De Tobaco earned him a Juno award for World Music Album of the Year in 2006. In 2007, Alex released Agua Del Pozo, which also earned him another Juno award for World Music Album of the Year in 2008. From there, Alex released his third album, a self-titled project Alex Cuba in 2009. His upcoming seventh studio album features six duets with Latin singers and songwriters, including emerging star Silvana Estrada and Cuban legend, Omara Portuondo. Engineered by John ‘Beetle” Bailey and recorded in Canada, Mexico, Cuba and Spain – Cuba is at the helm of every instrument and has adopted a more minimalistic feel to the overall creative process of music-making. The concept was inspired while Cuba was in Mexico City. There he witnessed the growing movement of Latin pride among young musicians and fans, with a special interest in Latin American folk arts. The combination of young and mature featured artists on the record illustrates the continuity of the canción Latinoamericana, of genres like trova, bolero, son, guajira and the influences that the music has had on the jazz and pop canon. The name of Cuba’s seventh album is Dividido (out March 22, 2019). The theme is that as divided as we are, we can still love each other, and that difference is both natural and useful, that even birds migrate and risk everything. The new single “Yo No Sé” presents the importance of giving yourself the benefit of the doubt and allowing yourself to try anything.
Yo No Sé
Yo No Sé (single)
Release Date: February 22, 2019
The scaled down setting lets the character of Cuba’s voice ring clear. The music is lively and festive and positive in nature.