Music: The Keen Edge of Rub

He is a lawyer, essayist and. . .oh, yes—a terrific musician

Quick. Catch him now, before he gets elected.

He is 35, one of the biggest stars in Latin American music, a composer who can combine bold lyrics, intricate narratives and bright, salsa-inflected melodies with the fine flair of the best singer-songwriters. Bruce Springsteen, Pete Townshend, Jackson Browne come first to mind, and if that is heavy, heady company, then all right, just keep the jostling to a minimum and make a little room.

But even way up there at the top where the air is...

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