Edery Sings Yupanqui
Cornelia Street Cafe (20 Cornelia St., Manhattan)
In this new program Gerard Edery presents the songs of Atahualpa Yupanqui(1908-1992) considered to be one of the most influential Argentine folk musicians of the 20th century. Born Héctor Roberto Chavero Aramburo, he adopted the stage name Atahualpa Yupanqui in reverence to two legendary Incan kings. Widely acclaimed for his songwriting, Atahualpa Yupanqui toured extensively throughout Europe in the early 1950s, performing in Paris with Edith Piaf and other luminaries. Nueva cancion artists such as Mercedes Sosa and Jorge Cafrune recorded Atahualpa Yupanqui’s compositions, making him popular among the younger musicians who referred to him as Don Ata.“Edery sings Yupanqui” brings to life the classic stylings of Argentinian folk music. Gerard Edery interprets the sublime poetry of the repertoire, revealing its cultural depth with reverent sensitivity. Gerard’s vocal and instrumental virtuosity and his masterful arrangements create an unforgettable musical experience.