He studied medication at the Universidad Pedro Henríquez Ureña, however transferred to the Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo to take up psychology, in keeping with his cousin, Panchy Cantisano. He by no means graduated, Ms. Cantisano stated, as a result of he had determined he was going to be a musician.
His first music, “La Casita,” was launched in 1972.
Soon after, he joined Mr. Vargas, who was his neighbor in Santiago de los Caballeros and a trailblazing merenguero, and his band, Los Beduinos. Mr. Víctor additionally took half in the motion against the Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo, and he started to put in writing protest songs. As a younger man he traveled the nation as a part of youth teams protesting the authorities whereas receiving an training in native rhythms.
In 1987, he started producing information for many Dominican musicians, together with Mr. Guerra, Los Hermanos Rosario and Sergio Vargas. It was a pure development from being a songwriter, his son stated, and he knew most of the expertise in the nation.
“He lived a double life,” Ian Víctor stated. “He was writing romantic songs and being an artist, but he was also part of the underground political movement.”
He had a 3rd musical life as nicely: writing jingles for promoting companies. He labored on campaigns for firms like Brugal and Barcelo, the fundamental rum firms in the Dominican Republic.
For the final 4 years Mr. Víctor ran packages that offered free theater, dance and music classes in poor neighborhoods.
“They already have musicians that have gone into the professional level,” Ian Víctor stated.
In addition to his son, Mr. Víctor is survived by his spouse, Zobeyda Ferreras de Víctor; a daughter, Amy; 4 grandchildren; a brother, Jorge Alfredo; and a sister, Vilma.