YMA SUMAC

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In the 1950s, Peruvian singer Yma Sumac impressed audiences worldwide with her four-octave vocal range. She performed on albums, at concerts and in films.

Singer Yma Sumac was born circa September 13, 1922, in Cajamarca, Peru. After arriving in the United States in 1946, she found success as a singer, and was renowned for having a voice that spanned more than four octaves. Her fame faded in the 1960s, though she gave occasional concerts and retained a cult following. Sumac was 86 when she died in Los Angeles, California, on November 1, 2008.

Early Life

Zoila Augusta Emperatriz Chavarri del Castillo was born in Cajamarca, Peru, circa September 13, 1922 (her birth year has also been given as 1925 and 1927). She grew up in Peru—in a family she described as being descended from the Incan emperor Atahualpa—and began performing in Lima before moving to the United States in 1946. There, she embarked
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Mambo!Mambo!
Dol 2017
$12.36
$15.56 (used)
Voice of the Xtabay / Inca TaquiVoice of the Xtabay / Inca Taqui
Reissued · Remastered
Capitol 1996
$3.20 (used)
The Ultimate Yma Sumac CollectionThe Ultimate Yma Sumac Collection
Extra tracks
Capitol / The Right Stuff 2000
$39.95
$7.19 (used)
Voice of the XtabayVoice of the Xtabay
REV-OLA 2004
$13.04
$3.98 (used)
Mambo!Mambo!
Kipepeo Publishing 2015
$12.99
QuintessenceQuintessence
El Records 2019
$14.78
$14.49 (used)
Amor IndioAmor Indio
Saludos Amigos
$6.95
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Legend of the Jivaro + Fuego Del AndeLegend of the Jivaro + Fuego Del Ande
Jackpot Records 2014
$7.06
$7.63 (used)
Early Yma Sumac: The Imma Sumack sessionsEarly Yma Sumac: The Imma Sumack sessions
United States Dist 2013
$7.28
$10.40 (used)
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YMA SUMAC Voice Of The Xtabay album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Voice Of The Xtabay
Exotica 1950
YMA SUMAC Legend Of The Sun Virgin album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Legend Of The Sun Virgin
Exotica 1952
YMA SUMAC Yma Sumac, Moises Vivanco ‎: Inca Taqui album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Yma Sumac, Moises Vivanco ‎: Inca Taqui
Exotica 1953
YMA SUMAC Mambo! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mambo!
Exotica 1954
YMA SUMAC Legend Of The Jivaro album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Legend Of The Jivaro
Exotica 1957
YMA SUMAC Fuego Del Ande album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Fuego Del Ande
Exotica 1959
YMA SUMAC Miracles (aka Yma Rocks!) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Miracles (aka Yma Rocks!)
Exotica 1972

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YMA SUMAC Recital Yma Sumac album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Recital Yma Sumac
Exotica 1961

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YMA SUMAC Voice Of The Xtabay album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Voice Of The Xtabay
Exotica 1955
YMA SUMAC Flahooley (Original Broadway Cast) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Flahooley (Original Broadway Cast)
Exotica 1957

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