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Ruben Blades

Rubén Blades artist page: interviews, features and/or performances archived at NPR Music

Interviews & Profiles

Lin-Manuel Miranda performs in his Tony-winning musical, In the Heights, in 2008 in New York City.

August 2, 2012 The composer says a song by Blades helped him understand the interplay of music and lyrics.

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Discover Songs

illustration courtesy of Latin Music USA

September 16, 2010 Latin Music USA, PBS's comprehensive examination of Latin music, recently re-aired.

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Blades, shown in 1970.

July 10, 2012 The song "Buscando America" exposes the struggle that is the cost of fulfilling the American dream.

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On this week's episode, Argentina's Tremor leaves us in awe with a new single called "Huellas."

August 8, 2013 This week on Alt.Latino: a stunning musical lineup that spans the hemisphere, from Chile to Ohio.

Coors beer faces controversy for its use of the Puerto Rican flag on its Puerto Rican Day Parade beer cans.

June 7, 2013 Alt.Latino invites Latin bloggers to share the stories they've been following over the last month.

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Chilean rapper Ana Tijoux.

May 24, 2012 The Chilean MC discusses her most recent album and her desire to make a jazz record.

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NPR Artist Directory

Chopin

Frederic Chopin

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Gillian Welch

Gillian Welch

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Spoon

Spoon

Music, live concerts and interviews with the pop-rock band.

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Rodrigo y Gabriela

Rodrigo y Gabriela

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Bon Iver

Bon Iver

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Charles Mingus

Charles Mingus

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Emerson String Quartet

Emerson String Quartet

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Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

NPR Music explores the life and voice of the passionate Qawwali singer.

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Wye Oak

Wye Oak

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M.I.A.

M.I.A.

Music and news from the Sri Lanka-born hip-hop artist and producer.

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Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire

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  • Album: Mundo
  • Artist: Rubén Blades
  • Label: Sony International