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Louisiana1976 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-27-09 09:24 PM
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Ruben Blades returns to salsa after brief political break
Rubn Blades has a very specific reason for calling his current tour Todos Vuelven, or Everybody Returns. After suspending his music and film career for five years to serve as a cabinet minister in Panama, his homeland, Mr. Blades is back, on the road and with a new album, testing the waters and trying to figure out whether the entertainment business still has a place for him.

Yes, Im back in it, but with discrimination and focus, Mr. Blades said this week over lunch at a Cuban-Chinese restaurant on the Upper West Side that he has frequented since the mid-1970s, when he experienced his first success as a salsa star with Pablo Pueblo, Pedro Navaja and other socially conscious songs. The world changed while I was away, and the idea now is to see how to fit in.

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