I woke up the other morning to an interview of musician/actor Rubén Blades by NPR’s Scott Simon, where he talked about converting some of his most iconic music into tangos. I thought that made perfect sense; one of the reasons I’ve loved Blades music for all these years is because of its poetic sounds. Tango is a wonderful new format for them all.
Here’s the NPR interview, where he talks about his music, his career, and even about running for president of Panamá again in 2019. But that’s the future. Right now, he’s been busy performing at Lincoln Center.