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Ruben Blades Tavis Smiley

Tavis Smiley interview

23 Jul, 2014

Blades discusses his career in music and his new CD, Tangos, in this interview for PBS.

We thought about it, Carlos Franzetti and I – Carlos is the arranger and producer – about doing this for about 39 years, the first time we spoke about it, and it had to do with the lyrics basically. I was very curious about how the lyrics would be affected by the tango atmosphere and instrumentation. What would happen to the lyric? I think that was the main source of the interest for me. How would the lyric be affected by the atmosphere that tango provided?