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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.

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Jul 16, 1948 In Panama City, Panama
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Cradle Will Rock 1999-12-10
Latest Project:
Movie Hands of Stone 2016-08-26
Known For
Poster of Encuentro
Movie Hands of Stone Carlos Eleta 2016-08-26
Series Fear the Walking Dead Daniel Salazar 2015-08-23
Movie Yo soy la salsa 2014-10-30
Movie The Counselor Jefe 2013-10-25
Movie Safe House Carlos Villar 2012-02-09
Movie For Greater Glory - The True Story of Cristiada Président Calles 2012-06-01
Movie Rubén Blades: Todos Vuelven Live, Vol. 2 2011-03-15
Movie Rubén Blades: Todos Vuelven Live, Vol. 1 2011-03-15
Movie ¡Sonó, Sonó… Tite Curet! 2011-12-04
Movie Spoken Word Cruz-Sr. 2009-07-17
Movie La clave 2008-08-09
Movie Lo mejor de nuestra música popular: 15 años de éxitos 2007-12-02
Movie Secuestro Express Carla's Father 2005-01-01
Movie En mi país Rubén Blades 2004-12-05
Movie The Maldonado Miracle Cruz 2003-01-20
Movie Imagining Argentina Silvio Ayala 2003-09-13
Movie Spin Ernesto 2003-10-23
Movie Assassination Tango Miguel 2002-09-11
Movie Encuentro 2002-12-08
Movie All the Pretty Horses Don Hector de la Rocha y Villarreal 2000-12-11
Movie Cradle Will Rock Diego Rivera 1999-12-10