To take a peek into Roberto Blades'
musical career is like travelling through an endless path full of hits in each aspect of his
artistic life.Roberto began his professional career in October, 1981 with Orquesta Inmensidad.
This crucial moment marks the beginning of his
extraordinary performance as a singer, songwriter, producer and arranger.A few months after his
was called upon to work with the legendary group Fania All Stars.This event led to the president of Fania Records laying eyes on the young Panamanian and extending him a contract effective immediately, inviting him to join the legendary label.
With Orquesta Inmensidad
, Roberto Blades
was part of a real revolution in the history of salsa.In 1982, with Roberto
as singer and under the musical arrangements by Raul Gallimore, the song Ya No Regreso Contigo pioneered a new style and established the beginning of what today's known as Romantic Salsa.
continued with Orquesta Inmensidad
during the albums Alegria and La Salsa de Hoy, and with them he
sang what would become salsa classics, like his
famous hit L,grimas.
In 1986, Roberto Blades
solo stint, also acting as a producer in his
first five solo albums.This phase reflects his
diverse creative tones as an inborn and wholesome musician.His
first production was followed by Haciendo M,sica with the outstanding song Poquita Fe.His
songs go beyond poetry, exploring highly contemporary social conscience, with a message in every phrase.Viviendo, his
third production , clearly reflects his
ideals on the song Casco.After that, he
created Radio Bemba and the album A Buena Hora, where the song Si Estuvieras Conmigo reached the highest levels of popularity.In all his
delivers a full and unique style, joining the passion and rhythm that have always characterized him.
...As producer and songwriter, Roberto has also collaborated with such artists as Jon Secada, Thalia, Alejandro Fern,ndez, Albita, Rossie O'Donnell and Ricky Martin.
Also, the performing rights organization of the U.S., BMI, recognized Roberto
as the Songwriter of the Year 2001.
latest production Encore, under the label L,deres, Roberto
conquers our hearts with his
captivating voice and a display of incomparable acoustic elements.His
more than 25 years experience in stages and recording studios deliver a brilliant performance of the songs we have once sang along to.L,grimas, Ya No Regreso Contigo and Si Estuvieras Conmigo come back with a fresh and renovated texture and with "the strength of today's arrangements," according to Roberto
himself.This is an exceptional production, with new songs like the first single Dime Cual Es Su Nombre and the mega hit Por Tu Amor, the one that gave Roberto his
third GRAMMY® Award, this time as an interpreter.
The second edition of the Caracas Pop Festival, on March, 2002 marked Roberto's return to the stage.From there, he
pours all his
talent as a world-class star and brings his
fervent audience to the point of ecstasy.As producer and songwriter of songs full of profound lyrics and beautiful melodies, and as a bold performer of any genre, Roberto has redefined his status as a musician to the highest level and makes us feel that his endless path of hits is just beginning.