HeartBeat - Episode 4 ''Alex Cuba''

Profiles of Caribbean-Canadian musicians

Heart Beat is a unique 13-episode documentary series, which showcases Canadian-Caribbean musicians and explores the hearts, minds and worlds of some of Canada’s most dynamic musical creators.

Created by Frances-Anne Solomon, and produced through CaribbeanTales and Leda Serene Films, in association with Bravo! and Gayelle the Channel, each half-hour episode showcases a different Caribbean performer and explores the depth of their artistry. Live footage and dynamic performances will enthuse viewers, as 13 celebrated musicians share their cultural heritage and experiences.

Featured performers include: Muhtadi, Kobo Town, Nick “Brownman” Ali, the Sattlites and Saidah Baba Talibah, among others. It is directed with panache and passion by Lana Lovell, Elspeth Duncan, Andrea Stewart, Safiya Randera, Paul Nguyen, Justin Lovell, Alberto Suarez and Mars Horodyski.

ALEX CUBA: “The Making of Alex Cuba”

Born Alexis Puentes to a Cuban musician father, Alex Cuba is a multi-instrumentalist, singer and producer. In 2006, he won a Juno Award for Best World Music Album for Humo de Tabaco.