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Rubén Blades y Seis del Solar: Agua de Luna (Elektra)

Laura Fissinger, Rolling Stone, 26 March 1987

EVEN THOUGH Rubén Blades's English-language debut isn't due for a while yet, the Panamanian salsa star, lawyer, essayist, activist and actor has already been bear-hugged by the U.S. Anglo intelligentsia. They're rightfully enamored of his first two major-label releases (Buscondo America and Escenas) and his credentials, particularly his cachet with the likes of Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Agua de Luna, in fact, is a series of poems and character studies inspired by some of Marquez's short stories.

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