catalog no: 7243-8-37 518-2-2
CD single with a track each of the 1996 CD reissues
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The Right Stuff - EMI - Monophonic / Stereo - 1996 United States Compact Disc
Born high in the Peruvian Andes, a descendant of the last of the Incan kings, Yma Sumac spent her childhood literally "talking" with the birds, the beasts, the winds, the sounds of life and nature surrounding the little village of Ichocan.
While still a small girl she began taking part in the religious pageants and services of the sun-worshipping Indians and became almost deified by them. Word of her phenomenal vocal powers reached Lima, the Peruvian capitol, and an official government delegation travelled into this remote mountain region to see and hear what they secretely believed to be a myth. Yma Sumac was real, however, and a few years later she was in Lima, studying, singing, maturing, becoming Peru's precious gift to the world.