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August 1, 2022
Hello, Sumac fans!

CELEBRATING THE CENTENARY OF YMA SUMAC

SPECIAL SCREENING OF SECRET OF THE INCAS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In honor of the Centenary of Yma Sumac, Hollywood Heritage Museum and Yma-Sumac.com presents a special remastered screening of Paramount Pictures’ SECRET OF THE INCAS starring Charlton Heston and Nicole Maurey and featuring Yma Sumac. The film is believed to be a direct inspiration for the Indiana Jones film franchise.

This is a rare opportunity to see a beautifully remastered print directly from the Paramount Studios vaults. This film has never been available on VHS, DVD or Blu-Ray in the United States!

This ONE DAY ONLY event will feature a display of memorabilia from Yma Sumac’s archives, as well as never before seen images from the film and a Q&A with Damon Devine, friend, formal personal assistant to Yma Sumac and owner of her archives.

 

Hollywood Heritage Museum

2100 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068

Sunday, September 11, 2022 at 11:30 AM

$8 advanced tickets available HERE - $10 in person.

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A TRIBUTE TO YMA SUMAC

 

A Centennial Birthday Celebration for the Queen of Exotica! A night of Exotica celebrating the 100th Birthday of the great diva Yma Sumac!

 

Acclaimed composer & musical director EGO PLUM (Spongebob Squarepants, The Cuphead Show, Jellystone!) leads a special performance by his 8-piece Latin-Lynchian ensemble, MAMBO DIABOLICO, performing his original Dark Mambos and Creepy Cumbias and a special set of Yma Sumac’s music spanning her career, as well as recently uncovered, never-before-heard music from the Yma Sumac Archives, composed by YMA SUMAC herself and arranged by EGO PLUM. MAMBO DIABOLICO also features founder of The Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo, RICHARD ELFMAN on Congas, as well as the mysterious chanteuse, LENA MARIE CARDINALE and her 4 & a half octave vocal range. Featuring The Bossa Nova/Trash Lounge/Exotica of Los Angeles’ very own HEALING GEMS and a set by spinning Space Age Bachelor Pad Music and the In Sounds From Way Out, DJ TELEVANDALIST!

 

The evening will also feature exclusive historic images, video from the Yma Sumac Archives. This marvelous event will be taking place on September 9th to start off Yma Sumac's Centenary week! We're wildly excited about it. People are arriving from different states and of course many, many Los Angeles locals will be there. There are tickets for this event so act fast if you want to be at this once in a lifetime event. We'll be excited to meet you!

 

 

 

 

 

 



 






















    
Tickets available here!:  Yma Sumac Tribute at El Cid

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are now on TikTok! Follow us here: 

www.tiktok.com/@officialymasumac

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Spanish speaking Wikipedia is full of errors and inaccurate information about Yma Sumac because it is basically a fan site full of wishful misinformation. Any reputable press that relies on Wikipedia for correct information should not be taken seriously. The only accurate source of Yma Sumac information is here on the Timeline page. The English speaking Wiki is not much better. Because of our very close relationship with Yma Sumac herself, Wiki feels we have "conflict of interest" and that we would be "biased in her favor", so we are not allowed to make correct changes. The truth is — we are only interested in facts, not nonsense coming from considerably dubious sources. We would be grateful to any of you to make proper changes on our behalf.

 

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Yma Sumac's Malambo #1 was recently featured in a Caviar food delivery service commercial, and Gopher Mambo in a Gillette razor commercial seen during the 2022 Superbowl (watched by 208 MILLION people!). Last year the Diva's music was included in the James Bond No Time to Die soundtrack, as well as the iPhone 12 commercial. Most recently Amazon UK's new TV series Ten Percent features Yma Sumac's Gopher Mambo in it's premiere episode (April 28, 2022).

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Make sure to check the latest video on our Official YouTube Channel. It is a live version of Goomba Boomba, recorded in Puerto Rico on March 6, 1958. It is exclusive to our website and was taken directly from the Diva's vintage reel to reel tapes and is accompanied by beautiful never before seen photos from the Sun Virgin photo session. The song and images were all donated from the songstress herself to her Official Archives. You can watch the video below and purchase the track at our music page.

 

 

 

 

 

 








Wonderful new and exclusive Yma Sumac prints have been added to the SHOP page! They will take your breath away. Sizes come in 8X10 and 11X14.  Have a look here. 

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A new page called Trivia has been added and is full of unusual and truthful facts about Yma Sumac.

 

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Our new and exclusive timeline was researched by the Diva's own (signed) archived documents and letters (both professional and personal), as well as hundreds of private photographs. Countless vintage worldwide news clippings and original tour itinerary were also part of the research. So if you or anyone you know is writing a blog, photo caption, short bio, magazine article, book or talking about Yma Sumac via TV, podcast, radio, video — you can refer them to this timeline.

 





 

 

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Digital downloads of exclusive non-commercially released Yma Sumac music are available here, with samples of each track and promo videos. 

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Yma Sumac has a wonderful and rather intimate Instagram page. It's about three years old now. There are all sorts of rare and exclusive things to see there.

That's about it for now.

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