I vividly remember a moment in my childhood when, at my grandparents’ house, I happened upon the record album (and it was an actual album in those days), "Voice of the Xtabay." The picture of Yma Sumac, so utterly exotic-looking, completely enthralled me. At some point, I got to hear the record, and that was equally astounding. Many years later, I wondered if she and her music were as strange and wonderful as I remembered, so I bought myself a copy. It was still strange & wonderful.
You can hear a very clear recording of "Chuncho" & other cuts from the album at a site devoted to her.
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