Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Yma Sumac

OK, I'd never heard of this woman before today, but apparently she had died in LA, aged 86.

What really caught my eye were the beautiful pictures of her. She was a mayjah glamma!

Also, she is the only Peruvian on the Hollywood Walk of Fame! She became popular in the 1950s for her amazing soprano singing voice. Her name means "How Pretty" in the Incan language of Quechua".

Sumac had an amazing vocal range of more than four octaves. She could sing in the baritone register as well as soprano!

Check out Jezebel's story on her.

And her Wikipedia entry.

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