Ned Sublette

Born in Lubbock Texas, Ned Sublette is an American composer and musician. Sublette studied Spanish Classical Guitar at the University of New Mexico with Hector Garcia and in Spain with Emilio Pujol. At the University of California in San Diego, he studied composition with Kenneth Gaburo. He was born in Portales in New Mexico and moved to New York City in 1976. Since then, he has worked with John Cage and Glenn Branca. Sublette’s performance is perhaps his most well-known. He fuses country-western and afroCaribbean styles, including cumbia, salsa and rumba. This was evident on the 1999 album, “Cowboy Rumba”. Sublette is also an expert on Cuban music. Qbadisc is a label that releases Cuban music in America. He has also produced Latin musicians like Ritmo Oriental or Issac Degado. He was the leader of the Ned Sublette Band in the 1980s. They played country music with Cuban influences. His song “Cowboy Rumba”, which he released in December 1999, reached number one on the World Music Charts Europe. [1] Sublette’s song, “Cowboys are Frequently, Secretly Fond Of Each Other”, was released by Willie Nelson in 2006 following the success of Brokeback Mountain. His book Cuba and Its music: From the First Drums To the Mambo (ISBN 1-555652-516-8), was published in 2004. Lawrence Hill Books published “The World That Made New Orleans: from Spanish Silver to Congo Square” in 2008. Lawrence Hill Books published “The Year Before The Flood: A Story about New Orleans” in 2009. This book continues the story of New Orleans culture and music. ( P.S. Here you can read an article about the last Sublette’s book “The Year Before the Flood: A Story of New Orleans” User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License and may also be available under the GNU FDL.

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