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Thread: Any Yma Sumac Fans? I have a question for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GregMitchell View Post
    ... and, allegedly, heels of her platform shoes filled with cocaine.
    I can believe it. Actually, Carmen Miranda must be one of the least talented entertainers of all time. I prefer this take on her:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlndNoogYnI

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    I haven't heard much of Sumac, but I can't get into the music that she sang. That said, the voice is something else and she always looks like she is having a ball.

    There was composer a while back who wanted to write an opera about her life (don't ask me who, I can't remember), but her estate wouldn't hear of it, as they said, where would you find a singer who could do justice to playing Yma?

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    Her stuff would always show up in those swanky Ultra Lounge sets. I have always been very impressed with her voice. The alien from Fifth Element probably had an Yma Sumac poster in her room.

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    Last edited by Larkenfield; Dec-09-2018 at 11:09.
    ”Art is how we decorate space; Music is how we decorate time.”

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    I adored her "Songs of the Xtabay".
    Let's make up a fach category for her.
    Coloramezzatura sfogato.

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