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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!
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."
Submitted on 05/28/13 by mwilcox15
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