Smithers paints mural of Grammy winner Alex Cuban

Mural by Smithers BC is a tribute to the lifetime achievement of the native Latin pop singer

Northern B.C. musician and Grammy winner Alex Cuban has now painted a mural of him in downtown Smithers.

The mural is a tribute to his lifetime achievements within the music trade, the place he has gained a number of awards, together with the 2022 Grammy for Finest Latin Pop Album.

Situated at 1235 Important Road within the Carlyle Sheperd and Associates constructing, this mural was painted by artist Facundo Gastiazoro.

“I could not be extra honored and supported by our stunning Smithers group, it has been an thrilling few days to see tremendous gifted compatriot Smithereen Facundo Gastiazor paint this glorious mural in my picture within the metropolis middle, eh , phrases can not specific how grateful I’m, and I wish to take this chance to say: The choice to color this mural isn’t just a celebration of my Grammy successful, however artwork typically – it is going to solely make for a greater group ,” Cuba stated in an announcement posted on social media.

“I hope this evokes many nice musicians on this city and past to maintain writing, maintain chasing their goals and by no means surrender.”

The mural was produced by the Smithers Chamber of Commerce, Metropolis Council and Smithers Tourism.

“It was an actual deal with to pay tribute to Alex Kuba with this mural, a tribute to his life’s work within the music trade, the place he has gained a number of worldwide awards and most just lately a Grammy Award, not solely as an artist and musician, however as a producer who created his most up-to-date album Mendo in the course of the pandemic proper right here in Smithers, British Columbia,” Touring Smithers stated.

“In recognition of his monumental impression on musicians and the music trade in Canada, British Columbia, and naturally the Bulkley Valley, he included many gifted locals in his music and video productions, and he traveled to Cuba for a neighborhood highschool band. Journey contributed his insights and continues to be a fantastic instance and inspiration for a lot of in our arts and cultural communities.”

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, with the help of engineer John (Beetle) Bailey, Cuba’s Grammy-winning album Mendó, which he loosely interprets as “substance of the soul,” was recorded in his Smithers front room . That is the fourth time Cuban has competed within the Finest Latin Pop Album class. He was beforehand nominated in 2011, 2016 and 2018.

The Grammys be a part of two Juno Awards and two Latin Grammys within the Cuban mantle.

– Paperwork from Canadian media

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