Sept 21, 2020
Hello, Sumac fans!
In light of all that is going on at this time around the world, we thought we may as well release something beautiful as a little respite from our current reality. Here is the full beautiful version of Vissi d'arte sung by Yma Sumac, July 28, 1953. All images in this video are all unpublished and from the Diva's own personal collection. Watch it below.
Recently, long running Australian radio station PBS 106.7 FM dedicated its longest feature segment ever to Yma Sumac recently, complete with an interview with her former personal assistant (and webmaster here) Damon Devine. You can find that HERE. The Diva comes in 53 minutes into the program.
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!
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).
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.
Here is a link to the Yma Sumac music in our SHOP.
Down below 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. Those can both be found on the exclusive CD The Voice.
Yma Sumac has a wonderful and rather intimate Instagram page. It's about a year and a half old now. There are all sorts of rare and exclusive things to see there.
That's about it for now.