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Yma Sumac: Recital [Digipak]

Track List

>Fuego Sobre Los Andes [Instrumental]
>Ataypura (High Andes)
>Montana Mama (Mother Mountain)
>Amor Indio (Indian Love Song) [Instrumental]
>Serenata India (Indian Serenade) [Instrumental]
>Supay Taki (Enchanted Flite)
>Goomba Boomba
>Llama Caravana
>Cueca Chilena
>Ccori Canastitay
>Wambra [Instrumental]
>Taita Inti
>Chuncho (Forest Creatures)

Album Remarks & Appraisals:

With the release of Voice of the Xtabay in 1950, people all over the world were astounded by one of the most unusual voices to emerge on the musical scene: Peruvian singer Yma Sumac, who glides effortlessly from contralto to coloratura, her voice covering a range of no less than four octaves!

Album Notes

Editor: Stephen Holtje.

Recorded in Romania in 1961, this live album captures the three-octave splendor and exotic stylings of the legendary Yma Sumac. Here she covers folk tunes of her native Peru, including the haunting "Ataypura" and the lively "Goomba Boomba."


The Voice of the Xtabay's live performance, now on vinyl
[I believe this listing is just for the CD, but my review is specifically for the LP/CD release]. In the 1990's, the musical genre known as "exotica" experienced a resurgence due to a popular series of CDs. People who were not otherwise familiar with the four-octave vocal range of Yma Sumac were turned on to a Peruvian marvel of the stage. Now, for the first time, her live recital from 1961 has been released on vinyl. An included CD (in a paper sleeve) offers the entire set plus instrumental pieces, while the LP offers just the vocal performances. This is an unusual and amazing vocal experience.
Submitted on 05/28/13 by mwilcox15 
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