Nov 17, 2019.
Hello! Here is what is new in the enchanted world of Yma Sumac:
At last...a 100% accurate and detailed Yma Sumac timeline! Seventy -five to 85% of what you read about Yma Sumac online is nonsense, including her badly researched Wikipedia entry. 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, or in person - you can refer them to this timeline. There are some shockers here that will change past Yma Sumac history and folklore! Click on TIMELINE above and that will take you there. note: if you would like to change Wiki's inaccuracies based on facts you find here, we welcome that and we thank you, as well).
For the first time ever, three of Yma Sumac's most famous wardrobe pieces were on display for a little over 2 months in London recently. Her gold headpiece from the iconic Voice of the Xtabay album cover, along with her signature Peruvian dress and favorite giant filigree earrings graced the foyer of the Fashion and Textile Museum (see images below). There are many, many more exotic pieces in the Yma Sumac Estate if similar institutions of exhibit are interested.
Digital downloads of exclusive non-commercially released Yma Sumac music are available again, with samples of each track and promo videos. As well, there are exclusive beautiful Yma Sumac prints available printed directly from the Diva's own vintage transparencies and negatives.
We are open to working with book publishers at this time, able to produce very high quality photo books. Two gorgeous books out on Maria Callas called "Maria Callas: The Exhibition" & "Maria on Callas: In Her Own Words" are exactly the kind of book we are looking to create. We have a beautiful book proposal already made.
Here is a link to the Yma Sumac music in our SHOP. Both CD and digital download formats are available.
Here is our latest PROMO VIDEO of Sumac singing Mozart's Queen of the Night (her way) and a never before vocalized version of Debussy's Clair de Lune.
Yma Sumac has an official Instagram page now. All sorts of rare and exclusive things to see THERE
That's about it for now. Feel free to post in our much loved GUEST BOOK .