June 20, 2022
Hello, Sumac fans!
As great events pop up all over the world to celebrate 100 Years of Yma Sumac on her birthday this coming September, several imposter social media accounts have shown up on Facebook. The only official Yma Sumac page on Facebook in here: https://www.facebook.com/officialymasumac . The only offical page on Instagram is here: https://www.instagram.com/officialymasumac/ . The official Yma Sumac YouTube Channel is here: https://www.youtube.com/c/OfficialYmaSumac . We are not on TikTok or Twitter by choice.
Spanish speaking Wikipedia is full of errors and inaccurate information about Yma Sumac because it is basically a fan site full of misinformation. Any reputable press that follows or reports that relies on it 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. We would be grateful to any of you to make proper changes.
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).
Other great new projects are on the horizon for Sumac's 100th birthday this year and will be announced soon. Fans all over the world are encouraged to celebrate in their own way. The Diva would love that, as she gave concerts in all 4 corners of the world and considered herself an "international singer."
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. We use Henry Printing and Graphics in Hollywood for our printing, because it is top quality. If you are in the Los Angeles area they are highly recommended.
A new page called Trivia has been added and is full of unusual and truthful facts about Yma Sumac.
On our own music page is a wonderful exclusive album called "The Voice" featuring all live performances of the Diva recorded all over the world. These songs are songs she always wanted to record in studio but never got to. The album is extraordinarily diverse in its content and below is a sample of most of the tracks:
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.
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 the SHOP.
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.