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Atahualpa Yupanqui

Atahualpa Yupanqui (1908 - 1992). Born Héctor Roberto Chavero, Yupanqui recalls his childhood in the Pampas "the first music was the spur, mirror of the night." His many works include: poetry books The song of the wind and The Pagador Persecuted; song The Axes of My Cart; and composition: The Sacrifice of Tupac Amaru. In 1950, he performed in Parisat the behest of Edith Piaf. When he recorded this A FONDO in 1977, his success was international. "I have no nostalgia, I pick up the guitar and the country is with me".
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2016; 1977
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Quino

QUINO, Joaquín Salvador Lavado, was born as the son of Spanish and Andalusian immigrants in the city of Mendoza (Argentina) in 1932. Since his birth, he was called Quino to distinguish him from his uncle Joaquin Tejon, a painter and cartoonist with whom he discovers his vocation. In 1976 in Argentina, a military coup occurs and General Videla takes command; Quino and his wife move to Milan. In 1976 at the request of UNICEF, his cartoon character Mafalda became the spokesperson for the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
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2016; 1979
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Alberto Ginastera

An Argentine composer of contemporary classical music, Alberto Ginastera is considered one of the most important composers of the twentieth century. He composed with writer Manuel Mujica Lainez on the opera Bomarzo. Ginastera was also known outside academia. Rock band, Emerson, Lake, and Palmer adapted the fourth movement of his first piano concerto and recorded it on their popular album Brain Salad Surgery under the name Toccata. The recording not only had the approval of Ginastera, but his support.
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2016; 1979
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Juan Manuel Fangio

Juan Manuel Fangio (Balcarce, 1911 - Buenos Aires, 1995), son of Italian immigrants, was an Argentine car racer. The “Chueco” is considered one of the best drivers of the world motorsport of all the times, in particular for being quintuple champion of Formula 1 with four different teams. In 1958, in Batista's Cuba, a command of the 26 de Julio Movement, led by Fidel Castro, kidnapped him for 26 hours.
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2016; 1976