Jurgis Pranas Didžiulis Valencia was born in Bogota in 1979 to a Columbian mother and the son of Lithuanian immigrants. He spent his childhood in the United States and Columbia before deciding to set roots in Vilnius and fulfill a family dream of returning to Lithuania. Jurgis has a BA in Political science and currently studies for MBA. Though much to the dismay of his family, he chose a career in music, and has comprised, managed and produced numerous musical acts in the past 10 years.
At TEDxVilnius Jurgis talks about making music as a motivation to seek out and create new ways of strengthening your ties to the people around you and tangibly improve their lives.
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