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The Music of Rubén Blades, Online Music Course w/ Rhythmix

WHEN: Thu Nov 18 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Music of Rubén Blades with Omar Ledezma Jr., A One-Evening Music Course on Zoom

In this special one-evening online class, Bay Area, Grammy-winning percussionist, Omar Ledezma Jr, examines the life and music of Panamanian born Rubén Blades, emphasizing the impact of his upbringing and social history on his work, and his trajectory of becoming a renowned singer and songwriter.

Omar will analyze select songs focusing on rhythmic structure, lyricism and the significant social messages associated with Rubén Blades’ work and will perform excerpts of some of Blades’s most famous songs on vocal and percussion.

The online class fee is $22. Register for the class: www.rhythmix.org/events/the-music-of-ruben-blades/

About Rubén Blades:

Rubén Blades will be performing at Oakland’s Paramount Theatre as part of his Salswing Tour on Saturday, November 20.

Singer, songwriter, social activist and Latin music icon, Rubén Blades has been recording and performing for over 60 years. Instrumental in the New York salsa revolution in the 1970s, Ruben Blades has composed hundreds of songs, inspiring generations of listeners with his socially charged lyrics, colorful characters, and memorable melodies, which have earned him 9 Grammy and 9 Latin Grammy Awards.

In addition to his musical achievements, Ruben Blades is also an actor, lawyer, Harvard University alum, Panamanian presidential candidate and former Panamanian Tourism Minister.

The Music of Rubén Blades, Online Music Course w/ Rhythmix

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