Yma Sumac - The Art Behind the Legend
The book, Yma Sumac - The Art Behind the Legend is an extensive career overview as well as an in-depth look at the voice, repertoire and recordings of Yma Sumac and also contains analysis of Wara Wara along with discussions about other Peruvian singers.

The first section as a softbound book and the second and third sections in electronic downloadable formats. For availability and questions, please see the Contacts on SunVirgin.com to contact the author directly.

Several complete chapters are posted online at The Legacy of the Diva site.

As a reference, below is an outline of the book's Table of Contents:

by Nicholas E. Limansky

Table of Contents

Part One (Biographical) about 150 pages

A complete career overview including colleague interviews and reviews etc.

Part Two (The Voice) - about 60 pages

Discussion and analysis of Yma Sumac's voice and music and an in-depth look at the history of wide ranged female singers throughout the last 100 years. This last embraces not only singers from the classical arena but also those specializing in Jazz, and Popular Music.

Part Three (The Yma Sumac Recordings) - about 70 pages

A complete discography and discussion of the Sumac recordings including the live performances that are available.


Also many photographs - both professional and private