Songs You May Have Missed #546


Rubén Blades: “Ganas de Verte” (1996)

The title translates as “I want to see you” and although the translation that I found for the rest is a little muddy in places, I do like this verse:

Sometimes I think I have heard your call

Above the roar of the waves in the sea

I hope tomorrow brings an awakening

You next to me

bladesPanamanian singer-songwriter, Latin jazz artist, accomplished actor, Harvard graduate and activist Blades has had a long and interesting career. Musically, he’s credited with experimenting with and broadening the style of Salsa music over a period stretching back to the 1970’s.

Other than that he holds a law degree and has run for president of his country, capturing 18% of the vote in 1994.

…pretty much like any singer.

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