Atahualpa Yupanqui, born Hector Roberto Chavero, adopted as a political statement the name of one of the last Incas. He spent much of his early life travelling around Argentina, collecting popular songs from intinerant payadores (improvising poets) and folk singers in rural ares.
He wrote his forst song, "Caminito del indio", in 1926, and during a long career introduced a new integrity - and a distinguished playing style - to Argentine folk music. He also introduced an assertive political outlook - his most famous song is "Basta ya!" ("Enough already! that the Yankee tells us what to do") - and was forced into exil in 1932 and 1949, and again in 1967, at which point he moved permanently to Paris.
Atahualpa Yupanqui - Voces de Oro
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