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Ruben Bladés


The salsa poet turned film actor, Panamanian presidential candidate, and minister of tourism (2004-09) has been an infrequent performer in recent years, so take heed. Blades transformed salsa during the ’70s with neorealist hits such as “Pablo Pueblo” and anticolonial works like “Plantación Adentro.” And Siembra, his 1978 collaboration with Willie Colón, remains the biggest-selling album in salsa history.

Wed., Aug. 7, 7:30 p.m., 2013

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