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GRAMMY and LATIN GRAMMY award winning Rubén Blades Bellido de Luna (born July
16, 1948), known professionally as Rubén Blades, is a Panamanian
musician, singer, composer, actor, activist, and politician.
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He performs musically most often in the salsa, and Latin jazz genres. As a
songwriter, Rubén Blades brought the lyrical sophistication of Central
American nueva canción and Cuban nueva trova as well as experimental tempos and
politically inspired Son Cubano salsa to his music, creating "thinking persons'
(salsa) dance music".
While much of Blades' repertoire is in the Spanish language, he recorded an
English-language album, "Nothing but the Truth," featuring songs by
Elvis Costello, and
Sting, in 1988.
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Rubén Blades has written dozens of hit songs, including "Pedro Navaja"
and "El Cantante" (which became Héctor Lavoe's signature song). He has won ten
Grammy Awards out of seventeen nominations and twelve Latin Grammy Awards.
He is an icon in Panama and is much admired throughout Latin America and Spain,
and managed to attract 17% 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
Bachelor of Arts' Law degree from the University of Panama and an LL.M in
International Law from Harvard University.
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A former member of bands led by Ray Baretto and Willie Colón, Blades has continued to influence salsa music with his highly literate, politically tinged lyrics and his modern-minded arrangements, which substitute the usual horn and Latin percussion sections with synthesizers and drum sets. Often referred to as "the Latin
Blades provided a musical voice for the middle class of Central America.
Blades shared the title role with
Marc Anthony in
Paul Simon's Broadway musical
In 2021, Rubén Blades was honored as the Latin Recording Academy Person
of the Year for his contributions to Latin music and activism.
Hit songs include --
- Sin Querer Queriendo
- Sábanas Frías
- Tu Mejor Amiga
- Chilam Balam
- Sábanas Frías
- Juana Mayo (A Woman's Name)
- Creo en Ti
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.Latin Pop. / LatinPop
.Latin Soul. / LatinSoul
.Latin Jazz. / LatinJazz
.Tropical. / xTropical
.Salsa. / xSalsa
.New York Salsa. / NewYorkSalsa
.World Fusion. / WorldFusion
.Afro-Cuban Jazz. / AfroCubanJazz
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Born: July 16, 1948
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