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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 The Last Fight 1983-09-07
Latest Project:
Pelicula Manos de piedra 2016-08-26
Known For
Poster of Fear the Walking Dead
Poster of En mi país
Poster of Encuentro
Poster of The Return of Rubén Blades
Pelicula Manos de piedra Carlos Eleta 2016-08-26
Series Fear the Walking Dead Daniel Salazar 2015-08-23
Pelicula Yo soy la salsa 2014-10-30
Pelicula El consejero Jefe 2013-10-25
Pelicula Cristiada Président Calles 2012-06-01
Pelicula El invitado Carlos Villar 2012-02-09
Pelicula ¡Sonó, Sonó… Tite Curet! 2011-12-04
Pelicula Ruben Blades - Todos Vuelven Live, Vol. 1 2011-03-15
Pelicula Rubén Blades: Todos Vuelven Live, Vol. 2 2011-03-15
Pelicula Spoken Word Cruz-Sr. 2009-07-17
Pelicula La clave 2008-08-09
Pelicula Lo mejor de nuestra música popular: 15 años de éxitos 2007-12-02
Pelicula Secuestro Express Carla's Father 2005-01-01
Pelicula En mi país 2004-12-05
Pelicula Spin Ernesto 2003-10-23
Pelicula Imagining Argentina Silvio Ayala 2003-09-13
Pelicula The Maldonado Miracle Cruz 2003-01-20
Pelicula Encuentro 2002-12-08
Pelicula Assassination Tango Miguel 2002-09-11
Pelicula Todos los caballos bellos Don Hector de la Rocha y Villarreal 2000-12-11
Series Gideon's Crossing Dr. Max Cabranes 2000-10-10
Pelicula Abajo el telón Diego Rivera 1999-12-10
Pelicula La sombra del diablo Officer Edwin Diaz 1997-03-12
Pelicula Yo soy, del son a la salsa 1997-09-12
Pelicula La caja china Jim 1997-09-04
Pelicula Al compás de un sentimiento: la música de Pedro Flores 1996-12-08
Pelicula Scorpion Spring Border Patrolman Sam Zaragosa 1996-10-10
Pelicula Somos un solo pueblo 1995-12-03
Pelicula El color de la noche Lt. Hector Martinez 1994-08-19
Series Expediente X Unknown 1993-09-10
Pelicula Miracle on Interstate 880 Pastor Beruman 1993-02-22
Pelicula El súper Marlon 1991-10-04
Pelicula Crazy From the Heart Ernesto Ontiveros 1991-08-19
Pelicula The Josephine Baker Story Count Giuseppe Pepito Abatino 1991-03-16
Pelicula Depredador 2 Danny Archuleta 1990-11-20
Pelicula Los dos Jakes Michael 'Mickey Nice' Weisskopf 1990-08-10
Pelicula The Lemon Sisters C.W. 1989-12-01
Pelicula Disorganized Crime Carlos Barrios 1989-04-14
Pelicula Un lugar llamado Milagro Sheriff Bernabe Montoya 1988-03-18
Pelicula Belleza mortal Carl Jimenez 1987-10-30
Pelicula Estado crítico Louis 1987-01-16
Pelicula The Return of Rubén Blades himself 1985-10-16
Pelicula Crossover Dreams Rudy Veloz 1985-08-23
Pelicula The Last Fight Andy 'Kid' Clave 1983-09-07