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Even before his work with the Buena Vista Social Club, Rubén González helped define the Cuban sound we hear today. A late bloomer, his first solo album, Introducing... Rubén González, was recorded when he was 77, and included several of his bandmates (from Buena Vista Social Club). A reissue to celebrate the album's 20th anniversary features extended and unreleased tracks as well as a timeless classic composed by González, the beautiful "Melodía del Río" (River Melody).

Photo by Christina Jaspars

Melodía del Río

Rubén González

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Producers:
Ariana Morgenstern

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