Rubén Blades

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16 July 1948, Panama City, Panama. Blades was brought up in a musical family, with his mother Anoland an accomplished pianist and singer, and his father Rubén Snr. a bongo player. In 1966, while still at school, he became a vocalist with the band Conjunto Latino. He then switched to Los Salvajes Del Ritmo, staying with this band until 1969. In 1970, he travelled to New York to record De Panama A Nuevo York with the band of ex-boogaloo star Pete ‘El Conde’ Rodríguez.... Read more

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salsa
latin
panama
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