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Yma Sumac (September 13, 1922 – November 1, 2008) was the stage name of a singer named Zoila Augusta Emperatriz Chavarri del Castillo. When still a child in rural Peru, she attracted notice for her extraordinary voice, and joined the Compañía Peruana de Arte in the early 1940s.

Yma Súmac was born in Ichocán, Cajamarca, Peru. Other dates mentioned in her various biographies range from 1921 to 1929. Some sources claim that she was not born in Ichocán, but in… read more

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    i'm hypnotized by her voice, goddess!
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    Queen of Exotica. ♥
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    Yeah, sure they are musical genres...
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    "exotica" and "world" are musical genres
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    "exotica" and "world" are the stupidest tags
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