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Rubén Blades

1948-07-16 Panama City, Panama

Image of Rubén Blades


​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Rubén Blades Bellido de Luna (born July 16, 1948) is a Panamanian salsa singer, songwriter, lawyer, actor, Latin jazz musician, and politician, performing musically most often in the Afro-Cuban and Latin jazz genres. As songwriter, Blades brought the lyrical sophistication of Central American nueva canción and Cuban nueva trova as well as experimental tempos and political inspired Nuyorican salsa to his music, creating thinking persons' (salsa) dance music. Blades has composed dozens of musical hits, the most famous of which is "Pedro Navaja," a song about a neighborhood thug who appears to die during a robbery (his song "Sorpresas" continues the story), inspired by "Mack the Knife." He also composed and sings what many Panamanians consider their second national anthem. The song is titled "Patria" (Fatherland). He is an icon in Panama and is much admired throughout Latin America, and managed to attract 18% of the vote in his failed attempt to win the Panamanian presidency in 1994. In September 2004, he was appointed minister of tourism by Panamanian president Martín Torrijos for a five-year term. He holds a law degree from the University of Panama and a master's in international law from Harvard University. He is married to singer Luba Mason. Description above from the Wikipedia article Rubén Blades, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


Yo no me llamo Rubén Blades Himself 2018-03-18
John Leguizamo's Latin History for Morons Himself 2018-11-05
Hands of Stone Carlos Eleta 2016-08-26
Yo soy la salsa 2014-10-30
The Counselor Jefe 2013-10-25
Safe House Carlos Villar 2012-02-10
For Greater Glory: The True Story of Cristiada Président Calles 2012-06-01
Rubén Blades: Todos Vuelven Live, Vol. 2 2011-03-15
Rubén Blades: Todos Vuelven Live, Vol. 1 2011-03-15
¡Sonó, Sonó… Tite Curet! 2011-12-04
La siguiente estación Benito 2011-09-21
Spoken Word Cruz-Sr. 2009-07-17
La clave 2008-08-09
Lo mejor de nuestra música popular: 15 años de éxitos 2007-12-02
Secuestro Express Carla's Father 2005-01-01
En mi país Rubén Blades 2004-12-05
Imagining Argentina Silvio Ayala 2004-06-11
Assassination Tango Miguel 2003-09-04
The Maldonado Miracle Cruz 2003-01-20
Spin Ernesto 2003-10-23
Encuentro 2002-12-08
All the Pretty Horses Don Hector de la Rocha y Villarreal 2000-12-11
Cradle Will Rock Diego Rivera 1999-12-10
Willie Colón & Rubén Blades - Live In Venezuela Rubén Blades 1998-06-16
A Roll of the Dice: The Capeman on Broadway 1998-04-04
Yo soy, del son a la salsa 1997-09-12
Chinese Box Jim 1997-09-04
The Devil's Own Officer Edwin Diaz 1997-03-12
Scorpion Spring Border Patrolman Sam Zaragosa 1996-10-10
Al compás de un sentimiento: la música de Pedro Flores 1996-12-08
Somos un solo pueblo 1995-12-03
Color of Night Lt. Hector Martinez 1994-08-19
Miracle on Interstate 880 Pastor Beruman 1993-02-22
The Josephine Baker Story Count Giuseppe Pepito Abatino 1991-03-16
The Super Marlon 1991-10-04
Crazy From the Heart Ernesto Ontiveros 1991-08-19
The Two Jakes Michael 'Mickey Nice' Weisskopf 1990-08-10
Predator 2 Danny Archuleta 1990-11-20
The Lemon Sisters C.W. 1989-12-01
Dead Man Out Ben 1989-03-12
Disorganized Crime Carlos Barrios 1989-04-14
The Milagro Beanfield War Sheriff Bernabe Montoya 1988-03-18
Fatal Beauty Carl Jimenez 1987-10-30
Critical Condition Louis 1987-01-16
Crossover Dreams Rudy Veloz 1985-08-23
The Return of Rubén Blades himself 1985-10-16
The Last Fight Andy 'Kid' Clave 1983-09-07