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Ruben Blades' 'Mundo'

Scott Simon talks with Panamanian singer-songwriter Ruben Blades about his new album, Mundo, which melds Celtic, Middle Eastern, African, Afro-Cuban, flamenco and jazz music. Blades is also a stage and film actor and was a candidate for president in Panama in 1994.

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Scott Simon is one of America's most admired writers and broadcasters. He is the host of Weekend Edition Saturday and is one of the hosts of NPR's morning news podcast Up First. He has reported from all fifty states, five continents, and ten wars, from El Salvador to Sarajevo to Afghanistan and Iraq. His books have chronicled character and characters, in war and peace, sports and art, tragedy and comedy.
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