Sunday, November 9, 2008

Yma Sumac Has Passed Away

"Who is she?" you ask. Well, she was a soprano singer with a four octave vocal range, which is incredibly rare.

"Such a range is so unusual because the human voice is very limited and we use only a small part of it. This makes it very difficult to expand the vocal range and articulate such high notes.

Exploiting the range we do have comes down to physical aspects, like body structure and the length of vocal cords, technique and psychological attitude."

And she was from Peru. I keep telling ya, Latin America is where all the fun stuff happens.

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