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Alex Cuba sounds off on the things that en­quir­ing minds want to know.

On the mad­ness of mod­ern life, as re­flected in his new video for “El Día de Hoy”:

“I’m in­ter­ested in writ­ing about the times that we’re liv­ing in. There’s a lot to say about it, and I think there’s an im­mense amount of ways we can be do­ing it. I’m in­spired, let’s put it this way, by the times that we’re liv­ing in, when there seems to be so many things hap­pen­ing at the same time. We’re maybe los­ing perspective on what is real and what isn’t—or maybe we never had it, but these times are more than ever putting us into that po­si­tion, I think.”

On the “We are all im­mi­grants” premise of Mak­ing Movies’ Car­naval tour:

“I think that is, in prin­ci­ple, why I ac­cepted to join the tour. It’s very mean­ing­ful; it’s pretty much re­flect­ing what the times are. And so it’s a tour of unity.”

On his an­nual mid­win­ter tour of the Prairies:

“You know why we do it? We do it be­cause we need to play mu­sic for those Cana­di­ans who do not run away to Mex­ico.”

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