Biography Rubén Blades
Rubén Blades

Biography 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.

Name: Rubén Blades
Birthday: 1948-07-16
Known For: Acting
Place of Birth: Panama City, Panama
Popularity: 2.126
Also Known As: Rubén Blades Bellido de Luna

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The Milagro Beanfield War
Rubén Blades: Todos Vuelven Live, Vol. 1
Rubén Blades: Todos Vuelven Live, Vol. 2
Crazy From the Heart
Cradle Will Rock
Secuestro Express
Assassination Tango
From Son to Salsa
The Josephine Baker Story
La clave
Miracle on Interstate 880
Crossover Dreams
The Return of Rubén Blades
En mi país
Willie Colón & Rubén Blades - Live In Venezuela
Color of Night
The Devil's Own
Disorganized Crime
Critical Condition
Fatal Beauty
The Maldonado Miracle
The Last Fight
Spoken Word
Al compás de un sentimiento: la música de Pedro Flores
Ruben Blades Is Not My Name
The Next Season
John Leguizamo's Latin History for Morons
Predator 2
Yo soy la salsa
Dead Man Out
A Roll of the Dice: The Capeman on Broadway
Chinese Box
The Lemon Sisters
For Greater Glory: The True Story of Cristiada
Hands of Stone
Imagining Argentina
The Two Jakes
¡Sonó, Sonó… Tite Curet!
Scorpion Spring
All the Pretty Horses
Raúl Juliá: The World’s a Stage
Lo mejor de nuestra música popular: 15 años de éxitos
The Super
Once Upon a Time in Mexico
Somos un solo pueblo
The Hunters and the Hunted: The Making of 'Predator 2'
Safe House
The Counselor