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10 phrases by Atahualpa Yupanqui

Atahualpa Yupanqui is one of the most legendary figures of national folklore. Today we want to share 10 phrases that he left us.


Atahualpa Yupanqui is one of the most legendary figures of  national folklore . Today we want to share 10 phrases that left us:

Music is one of the things that can save the world, because a man who seeks and finds and looses hours and days and light-years, through generations, with beauty, what else can he want a better world?

I will walk through the hills, jungles and plains all my life throwing couplets to your hope, dear land.

When the payment is abandoned and it starts to retreat, throw the horse forward and the soul pulls back.

I was always a goodbye... an arm up, a yaravi breaking in the stones when I wanted to stay, the wind came the night and took me with her.

I am a singer of forgotten arts who walks the world so that nobody forgets what is unforgettable: poetry and traditional music from Argentina.

A deep desire lives in me: to be one day the face of a shadow without any image, and without history. To be only the echo of a barely commensurate song that points to his brothers. The freedom of the spirit.

I don't know if I'm a believer. When they asked my father the same thing, he responded, jokingly, that he was doubtful. As far as I do myself, I'm not religious. I have some mystical measles around that suddenly disturb me.

My mom said, there are things you don't buy in the corner shop. You have to do the enormous and expensive diligence of acquiring them with the spirit, and that costs.

I'm not afraid of death, what I do respect is trance, going there. I confess I'm curious to know what it's all about.

The guitar with all its light, with all sorrows and paths, and doubts. The guitar with its crying and its dawn, sister of my blood and my wakefulness, forever!

 Atahualpa Yupanqui 

Publication Date: 20/09/2019

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