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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]

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Hoy Es Domingo4:34

Latino Stars 2014 [2014]

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María Lionza5:31

Tangos [2014]

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Paula C3:33
Ligia Elena3:13
Ella4:40
Pablo Pueblo4:34
Pedro Navaja5:54
Vida3:57
Juana Mayo4:07
Sebastian4:14
Parao4:35
Tiempos4:43

8 Lunas [2013]

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El talismán3:25

Mama... Para Ti [2013]

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Canto a La Madre2:52

Vida [2013]

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El Tiempo Va3:46

Anthology [2012]

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Siembra5:24

Eba Say Aja [2012]

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Dime5:54
Juana Mayo4:47
Sin Tu Cariño6:02

Querida Madre [2011]

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Canto A La Madre2:50

Lo Esencial de Fania [2010]

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Pedro Navaja7:22

Girls Love DJ's [2009]

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Plastico5:16

Havanajam [2009]

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Juan Pachanga4:39

Latin Music USA [2009]

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Pedro Navaja7:22

Los Lobos: Digital Box Set [2009]

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Ya Se Va4:53

Atras Vienen [2008]

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Perla6:58

De Atras Vienen [Clean] [2008]

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Perla6:58

Greatest Hits [2008]

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Pablo Pueblo3:59
Ojos4:54

Pure Salsa [Universal] [2008]

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Pedro Navaja7:21

Salsa: A Musical History [2008]

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Plastico6:39

Salsa: Simply the Best [2007]

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Plastico6:35

The Player [2007]

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Pedro Navaja7:23
Siembra5:25

Dance Hits Salsa, Vol. 2 [2006]

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Fue Varon5:33

Dance Hits Salsa, Vol. 3 [2006]

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Ojos4:53

La Salsa Vive [2006]

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Pedro Navaja7:23

Las No. 1 de la Salsa [2006]

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Camaleón4:16

Mad About Salsa [Box Set] [2006]

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Plastico6:36

Very Best of Salsa [2006]

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Plastico6:39

¡Que Viva la Salsa! [2006]

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Paula C6:19

Ganas [2005]

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Paula C6:21
Pablo Pueblo6:14

Tropical Latino [2005]

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Caminando2:44

En Clave de Bolero [2004]

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Día a Día5:53

La Experiencia [2004]

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Mi Jibarita4:41
Privilegio5:12

Salsa Heat! [2004]

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Plastico6:39

The Ride [2004]

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Ya Se Va4:54

Casa de los Babys [2003]

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Un Son Para Ti5:32

Esencials: Eclipse [2003]

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Sábanas Frías5:21

Esencials: Sol [2003]

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Sábanas Frías5:21

Where We Live [2003]

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Estampa4:01

Salsa [EMI] [2002]

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Pedro Navaja 

Clasicas de la Salsa [2001]

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Juan Pachanga4:34

En Otra Onda [2001]

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Cómo Llego a Tu Amor4:20

2000 Latin Grammy Nominees [2000]

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Tiempos6:01

Barrio Latino [2000]

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Pedro Navaja7:17

Mega Latino [2000]

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Pedro Navaja 

Merengue Club Mix 2001 [2000]

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Patria5:10

Simplemente [2000]

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Cuando un Amor Se Va4:29

Bravos de Fania, Vol. 4 [1998]

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Plástico6:37

Dance with Me [1998]

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Patria4:10

Rough Guide to Salsa [1997]

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No Hay Chance3:59

Sabor y Salsa Light [1997]

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Camaleon4:16

Soneros de Ayer Y Hoy [1997]

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Ligia Elena6:04

Latin Magic [1996]

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Creo en Ti4:38

Magic of Salsa Ayer Y Hoy [1995]

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Obalue4:46

Sabor Y Salsa [1995]

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Camaleon4:11

Tras La Tormenta [1995]

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Tras la Tormenta6:32

La Salsa de Hoy, Vol. 2 [1993]

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Creo en Ti4:39

Salsa en Grande, Vol. 2 [1992]

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Caminando2:45

Tesoro Romantico [1992]

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Me Recordaras3:49

Salsa en Grande [1991]

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Camaleon4:12

Antecedente [1988]

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La Marea [The Tide]3:03

Ruben Blades with Strings [1988]

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Sin Fé5:58

Spanish Fever [1978]

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Sin Tu Cariño4:03

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