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Blades, Rubén

LC control no.n 83217214
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LC classificationML420.B634 Biography
Personal name headingBlades, Rubén
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Birth date19480716
Place of birthPanama (Panama)
AffiliationFania All Stars Harvard University
Profession or occupationActors Composers Salsa musicians Singers
Found inData from Great Plains National Instructional Television Library for Checking it out. 118 [VR] 1983 (a.e.) (Ruben Blades; musician)
Marton, B.A. Rubén Blades, c1992: CIP t.p. (Rubén Blades) data sheet (Panamanian lawyer and entertainer--singer, songwriter, and actor)
The New Grove dictionary of American music (Blades, Rubén (b. Panamá, Panama, 16 July 48). Popular singer and songwriter)
Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition, accessed December 17, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Blades, Rubén; Panamanian singer, songwriter, and actor who played a key role in the rise of salsa music; born 16 July 1948 in Panama City, Panama; completed a degree in law in Panama (1974); received a Master of Law degree from Harvard University; gained recognition while singing with Willie Colón and the Fania All-Stars (1976-1981),first American recording, De Panama a Nuevo York (1970); ran unsuccessfully for president of Panama (1994); made Broadway debut in Paul Simon's musical The Capeman (1998); appeared in Hollywood films, last released album Mundo (2002))