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Yma Sumac: noted Peruvian Soprano, internationally known for her extreme vocal range.

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Yma Sumac, nome artístico de Zoila Augusta Emperatriz Chavarri del Castillo (Cajamarca, 13 de setembro de 1922 — Los Angeles, 1º de novembro de 2008), foi uma cantora lírica e um notável contralto peruano.

"Peruvian soprano Yma Sumac (1922 – 2008) was one of the most famous proponents of exotica music of the 1950's. She became an international success based on her extreme vocal range, which was said to be "well over four octaves" and was sometimes claimed to span even five octaves at her peak. Both low and high extremes can be heard in the song Chuncho (The Forest Creatures) (1953). She was also apparently able to sing in an eerie 'double voice'." #vintage #singer #performer #Peruvian #music

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