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Rubén Blades en el Ángel: so he plays “Desapariciones”, su éxito que habla sobre las dictaduras en América Latina

by Trend News
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From the streets of the San Felipe neighborhood, in the city of Panama, one of the most legendary and emblematic voices of the salsa genre has risen to world level. We refer to the composer, actor, abogado, activist and singer Ruben Blades Bellido de la Luna (1948), next December 31st will be presented in a free concert in the column of the Angel of Independence, above Paseo de la Reforma.

The recognized artist rose to the top of his career in the city of New York, in the United States, where he perfected his tropical style but at the same time was streetwise, with a social court that stood out within a musical industry that had consolidated names like Celia Cruz, Héctor Lavoe and Willie Colón.

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The work of Blades is carried out by the eyes of intellectuals, such as the Nobel Prize for Literature Gabriel García Márquez, who bautizó it as the “Cronista de la Música” or also “The Poet of Salsa”. Including, the letters of Panama have become a standard of social movements.

“Desapariciones”, a salsa song against the dark

The songs of Blades not only fulfill an entertainment function, but also a space for reflection, analysis and pedagogy, because their lyrics provoke society to understand the social problems that arise in a Latin American society immersed in desire.

Rubén’s themes that the main social political role holds are two: “Father Antonio and his monaguillo”, which he talks about the asesino Óscar Romero in El Salvador and “Desapariciones”, an outcome launched in 1984 on the album “Buscando America” ​​in memory of the thousands of people who were disappeared at the hands of the dictatorial governments of Latin America as Augusto Pinochet in Chile and Rafael Videla in Argentina.

The singer lived in Panama during the military decrees of both Omar Torrijos (1968-1981) and Manuel Antonio Noriega (1981-1989). Starting from this moment he decided to shape in the song the suffering of his families and the pain of knowing that they could be deprived of freedom by your ideas.

Rubén Blades en el Ángel de la Independencia

I’m ready for the end of year package! Like every year, the Angel of Independence is a symbol of celebration to welcome a new year. This Monday the government jefe, Martí Batres, announced the presentation of the Panamanian salsero who will be accompanied by the “Big Bang” Orchestra of Roberto Delgado.

“He is one of the great Latin American singers with a very long career, which includes more than 50 albums, but, also as a singer, he is abogado and an active activist of the best social causes,” said the representative.

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Among the successes of Blades you can also find one of the most “good” ones such as “El Cantante”, “Amor y Control”, “Plástico” and “Pedro Navajas”, the last one to appear in Mexican cinema starring the phony actor Andrés García y Maribel Guardia..

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