Rubén Blades Is Not My Name

Submitted by ub on Thu, 08/09/2018 - 12:04

Although his documentary film is a possible bucket list for many political activists, "Rubén Blades Is Not My Name" offers viewers many sides of this Panamanian born bohemian poet. He's been nominated for 17 Grammy Awards and won more than half. His recordings have made Rubén a living legend.

Rubén Blades Bellido de Luna has been compared to the Spanish-language Bob Dylan because his lyrics cut sharper and deeper into Latino politics. Blades has already called out #Maduro in #Venezuela, #Trump in #USA so is #Ortega in #Nicaragua the next demagogue?

Pablo Pueblo could be considered the Latin American international anthem. I first heard his song in 1980 while covering the civil war in Central America.

The 70-year-old Harvard educated lawyer, turned singer, songwriter, actor, musician, and politician most often performs Afro-Cuban, Latin jazz music. He insists that he is not retiring…

Pleasantville, New York's Jacob Burns Film Center offered a preview screening and this motion picture will soon be featured in the NY Latino Film Festival.…

Starting his carer at the Fania Records mail room, Rubén Blades eventually became a Latino legend who has written many songs and some made popular by other artists like the late Hector Lavoe and Mark Anthony to name a few.

These are a mix of Blades greatest hits

An assortment of Blades songs, including his Public Service Announcement warning users on the dangers of cocaine, depression, and loneliness