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Alex Cuba recognized by Ontario University with doctorate degree

Smithers Grammy Award winner Alex Cuba has announced he will be receiving a doctorate degree from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.

He will be receiving an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws.

In a Facebook post, Cuba said he is pleased to receive the degree.

“This is totally beyond my dreams. I feel honoured and grateful,” Cuba said.

Cuba was sent a letter by the Principal and Vice Chancellor of the university earlier this year, which said the university wishes to honour his artistic and cultural impact.

“Maintaining the sound and musical fabric of your birthplace, while at the same time integrating yourself thoroughly and successfully in the cultures of Canada,” it said.

“Your considerate and artistic approach fosters a multicultural and inspirational dialogue engaging your listeners through music,” the letter also stated.

Additionally, Cuba was asked to speak at the convocation that is scheduled to take place in October.

Recently a mural was painted of Cuba to tribute his lifetime achievements in the music industry.

He said that he hopes that the mural inspires many musicians in the Smithers community and elsewhere to keep creating.

Cuba won his Grammy for Latin Pop Album of the Year for his album Mendo which was recorded in his home in Smithers.

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