Clip: Aussel plays Yupanqui
Héctor Roberto Chavero Aramburo, stage name Atahualpa Yupanqui (1908 – 1992) was an Argentine singer, songwriter, guitarist, and writer. He is considered the most important Argentine folk musician of the 20th century. In 1935, Yupanqui paid his first visit to Buenos Aires; his compositions were growing in popularity, and he was invited to perform on the radio. Shortly thereafter, he made the acquaintance of pianist Antonieta Paula Pepin Fitzpatrick, nicknamed “Nenette”, who became his lifelong companion and musical collaborator under the pseudonym “Pablo Del Cerro”. Recognition of Yupanqui’s ethnographic work became widespread during the 1960s, and nueva canción artists such as Facundo Cabral, Mercedes Sosa and Jorge Cafrune recorded his compositions and made him popular among the younger musicians, who referred to him as Don Ata. In 1985, the Konex Foundation from Argentina granted him the Diamond Konex Award, one of the most prestigious awards in Argentina, as the most important Popular Musician in the last decade in his country.
Enjoy this wonderful interpretation of this piece which Roberto Aussel recorded exclusively for Guitar TV World.