Yma Súmac (The Peruvian Goddess)

At her peak, her vocal range was said to span over 4 or even 5 octave ranges. This really didn’t seem to impress my mom, who upon hearing her just rolled her eyes and asked why she was trying to hard to sing high. What the hell could i say, I loved Yma, it drove me crazy how she wasn’t afraid to go nuts with her voice. My Cuban friends talked about listen to her sing with the birds. This video is great aside from the fact that she has to lip sync with a recording of her demonstrating various breathing techniques.


~ by thmjklmstrymn on April 17, 2008.

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