yma sumac

Episode 10: Mambo by Yma Sumac

An exotica staple! Yma Sumac is most recognized for her extraordinary five octave vocal range. This diva is an Incan princess (true!) and her talent is showcased in traditional and not-so traditional latin music and backed by a hollywood-style orchestra.


Yma Sumac's vocal range: B2 - C#7

Yea Sumac on David Letterman, 1987