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Rubén Blades Bellido de Luna (Spanish pronunciation: [ruˈβen ˈbleðz]; born July 16, 1948) professionally known as Rubén Blades is a Panamanian salsa singer, songwriter, actor, Latin jazz musician, and activist, 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 politically 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).

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Buena Vida [2015]

Buena Vida
SongDuration
Hoy Es Domingo4:34

Latino Stars 2014 [2014]

Latino Stars 2014
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María Lionza5:31

8 Lunas [2013]

8 Lunas
SongDuration
El talismán3:25

Mama... Para Ti [2013]

Mama... Para Ti
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Canto a La Madre2:52

Vida [2013]

Vida
SongDuration
El Tiempo Va3:46

Anthology [2012]

Anthology
SongDuration
Siembra5:24

Eba Say Aja [2012]

Eba Say Aja
SongDuration
Dime5:54
Juana Mayo4:47
Sin Tu Cariño6:02

Querida Madre [2011]

Querida Madre
SongDuration
Canto A La Madre2:50

Lo Esencial de Fania [2010]

Lo Esencial de Fania
SongDuration
Pedro Navaja7:22

Girls Love DJ's [2009]

Girls Love DJ's
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Plastico5:16

Havanajam [2009]

Havanajam
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Juan Pachanga4:39

Latin Music USA [2009]

Latin Music USA
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Pedro Navaja7:22

Los Lobos: Digital Box Set [2009]

Los Lobos: Digital Box Set
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Ya Se Va4:53

Atras Vienen [2008]

Atras Vienen
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Perla6:58

De Atras Vienen [Clean] [2008]

De Atras Vienen [Clean]
SongDuration
Perla6:58

Greatest Hits [2008]

Greatest Hits
SongDuration
Pablo Pueblo3:59
Ojos4:54

Pure Salsa [Universal] [2008]

Pure Salsa [Universal]
SongDuration
Pedro Navaja7:21

Salsa: A Musical History [2008]

Salsa: A Musical History
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Plastico6:39

Salsa: Simply the Best [2007]

Salsa: Simply the Best
SongDuration
Plastico6:35

The Player [2007]

The Player
SongDuration
Pedro Navaja7:23
Siembra5:25

Dance Hits Salsa, Vol. 2 [2006]

Dance Hits Salsa, Vol. 2
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Fue Varon5:33

Dance Hits Salsa, Vol. 3 [2006]

Dance Hits Salsa, Vol. 3
SongDuration
Ojos4:53

La Salsa Vive [2006]

La Salsa Vive
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Pedro Navaja7:23

Las No. 1 de la Salsa [2006]

Las No. 1 de la Salsa
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Camaleón4:16

Mad About Salsa [Box Set] [2006]

Mad About Salsa [Box Set]
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Plastico6:36

Very Best of Salsa [2006]

Very Best of Salsa
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Plastico6:39

¡Que Viva la Salsa! [2006]

¡Que Viva la Salsa!
SongDuration
Paula C6:19

Ganas [2005]

Ganas
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Paula C6:21
Pablo Pueblo6:14

Tropical Latino [2005]

Tropical Latino
SongDuration
Caminando2:44

En Clave de Bolero [2004]

En Clave de Bolero
SongDuration
Día a Día5:53

La Experiencia [2004]

La Experiencia
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Mi Jibarita4:41
Privilegio5:12

Salsa Heat! [2004]

Salsa Heat!
SongDuration
Plastico6:39

The Ride [2004]

The Ride
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Ya Se Va4:54

Casa de los Babys [2003]

Casa de los Babys
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Un Son Para Ti5:32

Esencials: Eclipse [2003]

Esencials: Eclipse
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Sábanas Frías5:21

Esencials: Sol [2003]

Esencials: Sol
SongDuration
Sábanas Frías5:21

Where We Live [2003]

Where We Live
SongDuration
Estampa4:01

Salsa [EMI] [2002]

Salsa [EMI]
SongDuration
Pedro Navaja 

Clasicas de la Salsa [2001]

Clasicas de la Salsa
SongDuration
Juan Pachanga4:34

En Otra Onda [2001]

En Otra Onda
SongDuration
Cómo Llego a Tu Amor4:20

2000 Latin Grammy Nominees [2000]

2000 Latin Grammy Nominees
SongDuration
Tiempos6:01

Barrio Latino [2000]

Barrio Latino
SongDuration
Pedro Navaja7:17

Mega Latino [2000]

Mega Latino
SongDuration
Pedro Navaja 

Merengue Club Mix 2001 [2000]

Merengue Club Mix 2001
SongDuration
Patria5:10

Simplemente [2000]

Simplemente
SongDuration
Cuando un Amor Se Va4:29

Bravos de Fania, Vol. 4 [1998]

Bravos de Fania, Vol. 4
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Plástico6:37

Dance with Me [1998]

Dance with Me
SongDuration
Patria4:10

Rough Guide to Salsa [1997]

Rough Guide to Salsa
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No Hay Chance3:59

Sabor y Salsa Light [1997]

Sabor y Salsa Light
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Camaleon4:16

Soneros de Ayer Y Hoy [1997]

Soneros de Ayer Y Hoy
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Ligia Elena6:04

Latin Magic [1996]

Latin Magic
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Creo en Ti4:38

Magic of Salsa Ayer Y Hoy [1995]

Magic of Salsa Ayer Y Hoy
SongDuration
Obalue4:46

Sabor Y Salsa [1995]

Sabor Y Salsa
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Camaleon4:11

Tras La Tormenta [1995]

Tras La Tormenta
SongDuration
Tras la Tormenta6:32

La Salsa de Hoy, Vol. 2 [1993]

La Salsa de Hoy, Vol. 2
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Creo en Ti4:39

Salsa en Grande, Vol. 2 [1992]

Salsa en Grande, Vol. 2
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Caminando2:45

Tesoro Romantico [1992]

Tesoro Romantico
SongDuration
Me Recordaras3:49

Salsa en Grande [1991]

Salsa en Grande
SongDuration
Camaleon4:12

Antecedente [1988]

Antecedente
SongDuration
La Marea [The Tide]3:03

Ruben Blades with Strings [1988]

Ruben Blades with Strings
SongDuration
Sin Fé5:58
Duele3:51

Spanish Fever [1978]

Spanish Fever
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Sin Tu Cariño4:03

Unknown Album

Unknown Album
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Te Están Buscando6:28
Te Están Buscando 
Madame Kalalu6:54
El Telefonito 
Fama3:10
Too Close for Comfort5:58
Begin the Beguine7:38
Siembra 
Siembra 
Te Están Buscando6:26
Siembra5:24
Siembra 
Te Están Buscando 
Pedro Navaja7:23
Canción Para Rubén4:10
Juan Pachanga9:15
Siembra 
Plantación Adentro6:53
Madame Kalalu6:54
El Telefonito 
Siembra 
Buscando Guayaba [Live] 
Te Están Buscando 
Ligia Elena [Merengue Version] 
Te Están Buscando6:26
Siembra10:10
Siembra 
Pedro Navaja7:23
Pedro Navaja [Take 2]6:25
Plástico6:42
Camaleon 
Sin Tu Cariño 
Cuentas del Alma5:08
Plástico6:42
Juan Pachanga9:15
Vida [Radio Edit]4:48
El Telefonito5:11
Obalue4:46
Sebastian4:14
Champions5:17
Caminando2:44
Plástico [Live] 
Ligia Elena [Merengue Version]5:59
Siembra10:10
Sicarios4:42
Pedro Navaja7:23
Pedro Navaja7:23
Pedro Navaja7:23
Pedro Navaja7:23
Pedro Navaja7:23
Pedro Navaja7:25
Pedro Navaja7:23
Pedro Navaja7:23
Sin Tu Cariño 
Plantación Adentro 
Siembra 
Caminando2:44
Te Están Buscando6:28
La Caína 
Mi Jibarita4:41
El Cantante6:20
Juan Pachanga 
El Telefonito 
El Telefonito 
Love Me or Leave Me 
Pedro Navaja6:55
Madame Kalalu6:54
Plástico6:42
Pedro Navaja 
Dime (Qué Puedo Hacer Sin Ti) 
La China Medina 
Madame Kalalu6:54
La Caína4:39
El Cantante6:20
Pedro Navaja 
Te Están Buscando6:28
Canto Abacua8:11
Juan Pachanga 
Chana6:16
Dime 
Sin Tu Cariño6:02
Manuela, Después… (La Doña)7:48
Descarga Caliente5:26
Ojos [Eyes]4:52
No Hay Chance4:00
Ligia Elena [Merengue Version]5:59
Te Están Buscando 
Siembra 
Siembra5:24
Te Están Buscando 
Juan González3:59
Siembra 
Dime8:09
Pedro Navaja7:23
Te Están Buscando 
El Telefonito 
Madame Kalalu6:54
Madame Kalalu 
Buscando Guayaba [Live]13:12
El Telefonito 
Te Están Buscando6:26
Siembra 
Te Están Buscando 
Pedro Navaja 
Canto Abacua8:11
Pablo Pueblo [Live] 
Plantación Adentro 
Me Recordarás3:47
Juan Pachanga 
Paula C3:33
Plástico6:42
Buscando Guayaba5:46
Pedro Navaja7:23
Canto Abacua8:11

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