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World Village Fest: 'Ruben Blades Is Not My Name' Screening

JUMP, Friday, June 14

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The son of a member of the Cuban revolutionary movement against Spain, Ruben Blades has a degree in international law from Harvard, has served as the minister of tourism in Panama and run for president there. He's also an actor and one of the most well-known names in Afro-Cuban salsa and Latin jazz, having cut dozens of hits, and won eight Grammys and five Latin Grammys. A documentary covering his life, Ruben Blades Is Not My Name, was cut in 2018, and in it, he describes writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez calling him at home: "The first thing he said was, 'You're the most popular unknown person I know.'" See the documentary and learn what all the fuss is about at JUMP on Friday, June 14, courtesy of World Village, then join a salsa and bachata dance social.

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