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Adonis Puentes

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Origin  Artemisa, Cuba
Albums  Sabor A Cafe, Vida
Occupation(s)  Singer-songwriter
Genres  Son, Afro-Cuban jazz
Name  Adonis Puentes
Role  Singer

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Nominations  Juno Award for World Music Album of the Year
Similar People  Pancho Amat, Alex Cuba, Puentes Brothers, Maria Teresa Vera, Juan de Marcos Gonzalez

Associated acts  Jose Rizo, Alex Cuba

Adonis Puentes - Beaches International Jazz Festival 2013

Adonis Puentes (born 1974) is a Cuban-Canadian singer-songwriter who sings in Spanish and English.


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Puentes was born in Artemisa, Cuba, the son of guitar player and music teacher Valentin Puentes and the twin brother of Alex Cuba. At the age of six, the brothers began performing in a children's guitar ensemble. As adults, they shifted into jazz fusion styles and formed their own band, Puentes Brothers. They both later emigrated to Canada after marrying Canadian women they met while touring in the country.

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The Puentes Brothers garnered a Juno Award nomination for Best Global Album at the Juno Awards of 2001. They parted ways as a band to launch solo careers in 2004, but have continued to cowrite songs.

As a solo artist, Puentes fronts the Voice of Cuba Orchestra, was a guest musician in José Rizo's projects Mongorama and Jazz on the Latin Side All Stars, and has performed with Celia Cruz and Ruben Blades. At the Juno Awards of 2014, he was a shortlisted nominee for World Music Album of the Year for his album Sabor A Café.


  • Vida (2005)
  • Sabor A Café (2013)
  • References

    Adonis Puentes Wikipedia