Yma Sumac
09/13/1922-11/01/2008 in Callao, Peru

Biography

Yma Sumac (/ˈmə ˈsmæk/; September 13, 1922, or September 10, 1923 – November 1, 2008), whose stage name was sometimes spelled Yma Súmac, was a Peruvian–American soprano. Her real name was Zoila Augusta Emperatriz Chávarri del Castillo. In the 1950s, she was one of the most famous proponents of exotica music. ... (see more)


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