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Yma Sumac (1922–2008)


Known for her astonishing 4 1/2 octave vocal range, Yma Sumac (AKA Ima or Imma Sumack) is from Ichocán, Peru, a town high in the Andes. From an early age she performed in radio and movies and made recordings throughout South America. She came to the United States in the 1940s and performed with a small group of musicians and dancers. When she ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Big Lebowski Soundtrack
(1998)
Omar Khayyam Karina
(1957)
Death to Smoochy Soundtrack
(2002)

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 2020 Better Call Saul (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- JMM (2020) ... (performer: "Chuncho (The Forest Creatures)")
 2019 Jett (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Josie (2019) ... (performer: "Malambo No. 1")
 2019 How I Taught Myself to Be a Child (performer: "Goomba Boomba")
 2019 Golden Youth (performer: "Gopher Mambo")
 2017 Bingo: The King of the Mornings (performer: "Molambo nº 1")
 2017 Ladies (performer: "Gopher Mambo")
 2015 Ferdinando Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Nicole Bahls e Sanderson (2015) ... (performer: "Malambo No. 1" - uncredited)
 2015 My Internship in Canada (performer: "Bo Mambo", "Martin Léon's Bo Mambo remix1", "Martin Léon's Bo Mambo remix 2")
 2014 Stromberg - Der Film (performer: "Bo Mambo")
 2013 RuPaul's Drag Race (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Sugar Ball (2013) ... (performer: "Malambo No. 1")
 2013 The Look of Love (performer: "Gopher Mambo")
 2004-2011 Normalerweize (TV Series) (performer - 32 episodes)
- Godt nytår med Normalerweize (2011) ... (performer: "Malambo No. 1", "Gopher", "Bo Mambo")
- Jul med Normalerweize (2011) ... (performer: "Malambo No. 1", "Gopher", "Bo Mambo")
- Normalerweize 3 - Older (10:10) (2008) ... (performer: "Malambo No. 1", "Gopher", "Bo Mambo")
- Normalerweize 3 - Older (9:10) (2008) ... (performer: "Malambo No. 1", "Gopher", "Bo Mambo")
- Normalerweize 3 - Older (8:10) (2008) ... (performer: "Malambo No. 1", "Gopher", "Bo Mambo")
 2009 Bad Day to Go Fishing (performer: "Goomba Boomba")
 2009 Romaine 30° Below (performer: "Five Bottles Mambo")
 2008 Step Up 2: The Streets (performer: "Everything I Can't Have")
 2007 Mad Men (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Nixon vs. Kennedy (2007) ... (performer: "Gopher Mambo" - uncredited)
 2007 The Baker (performer: "Suray Surita")
 2007 King of California (performer: "Malambo No. 1")
 2006 The Austrian Method (music: "Xtabay") / (performer: "Xtabay")
 2005 Rebound (performer: "Hands Up")
 2003/I The In-Laws (performer: "Gopher Mambo")
 2002 Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (performer: "Gopher Mambo")
 2002 Death to Smoochy (performer: "Malambo No. 1", "Goomba Boomba")
 2001 Further Tales of the City (TV Mini-Series) (performer: "Bo Mambo")
 2000 Ordinary Decent Criminal (performer: "Gopher Mambo")
 1999 Soft Fruit (performer: "Gopher Mambo")
 1999 The Woman Chaser (performer: "Ataypura", "Kon Tiki")
 1999 Happy, Texas (performer: "Gopher Mambo")
 1998 Dead Husbands (TV Movie) (performer: "Gopher Mambo") / (writer: "Gopher Mambo")
 1998 Aprile (performer: "Bo Mambo", "Gopher")
 1998 The Big Lebowski (performer: "Ataypura")
 1997/II Men with Guns (performer: "Xtabay")
 1996 Chronicle of a Disappearance (performer: "Cha Cha Gitano")
 1957 Omar Khayyam (performer: "Lament")
 1954 Secret of the Incas (performer: "Virgin of the Sun God", "Earthquake", "High Andes" - uncredited)
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Other Works:

CD: "The Ultimate Yma Sumac Collection", 2000 (Right Stuff) See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Trivia:

Her classic recording of "Malambo No. 1" opens the 2009 AFI Life Achievement Award Tribute to Michael Douglas. See more »

Nickname:

The Peruvian Songbird

Star Sign:

Virgo

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