Yma Sumac

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Yma Sumac Quintessence CD




The Nightingale of the Andes, the voice of birds and earthquakes, the Peruvian soprano Yma Sumac was the most singular and vivacious of recording artists. Her other-worldly vocal gymnastics, a freakish four octave range delivered with sensitivity and power, were without peer in her day and still sound like nothing on Earth. Her natural versatility was such that the Spanish composer Manuel de Falla advised her to sing spontaneously and to avoid formal music teaching at all costs.

The Quintessence spans the halcyon days of the 1950s, featuring the six albums which, taken together, have permanently crystallised the myth of Yma Sumac. From the torrid landscape of sensual exoticism that is the Voice of the Xtabay - her genre-defining, best-selling collaboration with Les Baxter - through the hot mambos and languid perfumed psychedelia which underpins her subsequent North American productions, created by her conductor, composer and (then) husband, Moises Vivanco. The triumphs of Voice of the Xtabay were but a prelude to the international successes Yma was to enjoy. Legend has it that Yma was an authentic Incan princess, a descendant of Atahualpa, the last king of the Incas, who was slain by the Spanish in 1533. 


Title: Quintessence

Format: CD

Release Date: 29 Nov 2019

Artist: Yma Sumac

Sku: 2441215

Catalogue No: ACME350BOX

Category: World



01. Taita Inty (Virgin Of The Sun God)

02. Ataypura! (High Andes!)

03. Accia Taqui (Chant Of The Chosen Maidens)

04. Tumpa! (Earthquake!)

05. Choladas (Dance Of The Moon Festival)

06. Wayra (Dance Of The Winds)

07. Monos (Monkeys)

08. Xtabay (Lure Of The Unknown Love)

09. Xtaby (Lure Of The Unknown Love) (Alternate Take - Boy And Girl

10. Version)

11. Karibe Taqui

12. Witallia! (Fire In The Andes)

13. Lament

14. Kon Tiki

15. Montana

16. Zana

17. No Es Vida

18. Kuyaway (Inca Love Song)

19. Suray Surita

20. Mamallay!

21. Panarima

22. Ccori Canastitay

23. Birds / Enchantment

24. Najla's Lament

25. Najla's Song Of Joy / Arabian For "Get Happy"

26. Inca Waltz

27. Babalu (1952 Single)


01. Bo Mambo

02. Taki Rari

03. Gopher

04. Chicken Talk

05. Goomba Boomba

06. Malambo No. 1

07. Five Bottles Mambo

08. Indian Carnival

09. Cha Cha Gitano

10. Jungla

11. Carnavalito Boliviano

12. K'arawi (Planting Song)

13. Cumbe-Maita (Calls Of The Andes)

14. Wak'al (Cry)

15. Incacho (Royal Anthem)

16. Chuncho (The Forest Creatures)

17. Llulla Mak'ta (Andean Don Juan)

18. Malaya! (My Destiny)

19. Ripui (Farewell)


01. Jivaro

02. Sejollo (Whip Dance)

03. Yawar (Blood Festival)

04. Shou Condor (Giant Condor)

05. Sauma (Magic)

06. Nina (Fire Arrow Dance)

07. Sansa (Victory Song)

08. Hampi (Medicine)

09. Sumac Soratea (Beautiful Jungle Girl)

10. Aullay (Lullaby)

11. Batanga-Hailli (Festival)

12. Wanka (The Seven Winds)

13. La Molina (The Mill Song)

14. La Flor De Canela (Cinnamon Flower)

15. Gallito Caliente (The Hot Rooster)

16. La Pampa Y La Pua (The Plains And The Mountains)

17. Dale Que Dale! (The Workers Song)

18. Llora Corazon (Crying Heart)

19. A La Huacachina (Enchanted Lake)

20. La Perla De Chira (The Pearl)

21. Mi Palomita (My Pigeon)

22. Virgenes Del Sol (Virgins Of The Sun)

23. Gallito Ciego (One-Eyed Rooster)

24. Clamor (I Won't Forget You)