Friday, 12 June 2009

hall of dames - yma sumac (video vendredi edition)







Yma Sumac was an extraordinary Peruvian soprano, and one of the most famous performers of what was referred to as exotica music, in the 1950s. her striking, unique voice, which ranged well over four octaves, and her captivating presence brought her international fame. the world lost Yma to colon cancer last november, at the age of 86. thankfully, her legacy remains:


7 comments:

paola said...

so beautiful and elegant

Gingeyginge said...

She has very beautiful eyes don't you think?

The Clothes Horse said...

She's stunning; she already has a lot of presence in these pictures.

AlicePleasance said...

I only recently discovered I was born on her same day. She, Elsa Schiapparelli, Karl Lagerfeld and me share a birthday. Cool isn'it?...!

AlicePleasance said...

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Fabulous Finds Gal said...

Wow, she is stunning and so talented! I love your "hall of dames" posts. Very clever my dear!

Jessica Cangiano said...

Yma is a new musical discovery for me, thank you so much for highlighting this deeply talented songstress!


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