A genuine Incan Princess (seriously, Kate Middleton, eat your heart out) Yma had a five octave range and her voice could go from vibrating your floor boards to cracking your windows in one breath.
|Oh, God, the dress!|
And Boy! Did she know how to dress! I swoon at the thought of her closet in the 50's.
|Yes, those white pockets ARE all full of shoes.|
For your listening pleasure, here are my two favorite songs.
Let me know what you think!
I also like the legend says that he learned to sing by imitating the sounds of birds, and then it was just beautiful and died 3 years ago, I would have liked to hear it live.ReplyDelete
I only know of her by name but now thanks to you I know. How awesome!!ReplyDelete
Very nice, she does have quite a range, love the sound.ReplyDelete
We love Yma Sumac in our household too! My husband often plays her in his dj set. She is great to sew to, too-- I'll be having a go at some patterns I got from your etsy store yesterday, might pop her on to sew to-- or maybe some Clara Rockmore on theremin depending on the mood!! Nice blog!ReplyDelete
Wow! I've been a fan of Celia Cruz for some time but other than that my exposure to these magnificent artists is limited. Now that Ive heard her, I love Yma Sumac! Her voice is just incredible, and it seems as though she led an interesting life. Thanks!ReplyDelete
My husband love Yma Sumac but I'm afraid I'm with your husband on this, she drives me insane! I just found your blog, nice to meet you!ReplyDelete
I Love her!!! I have always loved the second song and have never known who it was by. I have always heard it but not never had a reference. thank you so much, Yma Sumac will be making it to my music library. Thanks sharing.ReplyDelete
Wow those high notes sound like tinkling chandeliers! Thank you for sharing, and yes wouldn't it have been been a blast to have gone through this womans closet?!! Also just found your blog and love the bathing suit - is the pattern still up for grabs?ReplyDelete