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Victor Heredia

Victor Heredia is an Argentine singer who composes his own songs. Author of Taki Ongoy, a symphonic work about Taki Unquy, a millenarian movement against the Spanish conquest.

He was born in the neighborhood of Monserrat, in the city of Buenos Aires, though he grew up in Paso del Rey a city in the Moreno area of Greater Buenos Aires. His paternal family is of French origin, whereas his maternal grandmother was of Capayan ethnic origin, born in the Calchaquies Valleys, in the province of Catamarca . When he was very young, he won the revelation prize in the Festival de Cosquin.

He was banned during the military Argentine dictatorship, which started in 1976. This dictatorship left thousands of missing persons including his sister, Maria Cristina. Heredia collaborates closely with organizations that denounce the crimes of the dictatorship, such as the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo and the Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo, and also with organizations of indigenous peoples.

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Victor Heredia vuelve a hacer "Taki Ongoy", veinte anos despues.

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