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 Post subject: RIP Yma Sumac
PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 10:37 am 
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http://www.yma-sumac.com/news.htm

Ms. Sumac passed away Nov 1. :cry:

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Oh, no! :cry: Thanks for letting us know.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 12:30 pm 
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Oh my, I just read this on WFMU. Very sad indeed.
A mega talent has left us.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 12:48 pm 
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Very sad indeed. I'm lucky to have met her at the Hukilau.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 12:53 pm 
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Very sad- RIP Yma.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 12:58 pm 
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Long live the Queen of Exotica! I plan on playing a tribute set of her music on Friday's Bachelor Pad Radio Show (http://www.javasbachelorpad.com/radio.html)

If you guys want to read a cool feature about her from FATE magazine from the 1950's, I've got it up on my website: http://www.javasbachelorpad.com/ymasumac.html


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Great story Java! She will be sadly missed. :cry:
Yma is now singing vocals as part of the big Exotica Orchestra in the sky.

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Sad news indeed. :(

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 8:35 pm 
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r.i.p. to the legend, theres been no one like her.


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This is the coverage from today's episode of All Things Considered on NPR....

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/stor ... d=96536505

"Peruvian singer Yma Sumac died Saturday at age 86. Sumac recorded an extraordinarily wide vocal range of more than four octaves; she could sing notes in the low baritone register as well as notes above the range of an ordinary soprano..."


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ugh! bummer!
This song is on regular rotation at 'Exotic Island'
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LUSUel_kck&feature=related
RIP Yma Sumac.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 10:38 pm 
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I wonder if Jeff's interview was the last one.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 12:42 pm 
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:( :( :( :( :( :(


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 10:56 am 
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Hi Fi Hijinx wrote:
I wonder if Jeff's interview was the last one.


Yep!

Damon Devine sent a nice letter to Tiki Magazine saying it was one of the best and definitely the last interview that she did.

I was saddened when I heard the news on Saturday afternoon while in Tucson.

Her body is gone but her spirit and music will live forever!!!

RIP Yma.

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On a brighter note. How was the Tucson gig Jeff?

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 1:04 pm 
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rugbymatt wrote:
On a brighter note. How was the Tucson gig Jeff?


I'll start a seperate thread in a few days complete with pictures.



I can tell you though that it was.........






AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D




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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 11:22 pm 
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The Village is, indeed, Quiet this mornining....


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2008 9:51 am 
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Go here for a review and a few pictures...................

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/ ... c52b585d73

Cheers and Mahalo,
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 11:33 am 
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The following is excerpted from salon.com, written by Camille Paglia. She actually saw Yma perform live in concert, when Camille was about 5 years old - and still remembers it.

"On the culture front, I was startled to read of the death last week of Yma Sumac, the virtuoso five-octave Peruvian singer who seems like a legendary figure of the misty past. Sumac's 1950 debut album, "Voice of the Xtabay," made a tremendous impact on me as a child. My family attended her performance (with her company of 20 artists) at the Binghamton Theatre in what was probably 1951. I still have the yellowed clippings and program, which lists songs eerily mimicking the sound of the Andean winds and earthquakes. The cover image of "Voice of the Xtabay" with a glamorous Sumac in the pose of a prophesying priestess against a background of fierce sculptures and an erupting volcano, contains the entire pagan worldview and nature cult of what would become my first book, "Sexual Personae," published 40 years later. Thank you, Yma!"


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What an odd bit of information.

Thanks for posting Vern!!

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2008 12:27 am 
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I found this pics and thought I'd share.
http://classicshowbiz.blogspot.com/2008 ... azine.html

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