Yma Sumac

Voices of the Xtabay: A Tribute to Yma Sumac

A genre-bending lineup of Los Angeles Latinx vocalists and musicians reimagine the songs of legendary Peruvian singer and longtime L.A. resident Yma Sumac, whose vocal range was said to be well over five octaves. Inspired by the Hammer exhibition Radical Women, the evening features a band led by Alberto López of Jungle Fire backing performances by:

Empress Of
Nite Jewel
Maria Elena Altany
Ceci Bastida
Dorian Wood
Carmina Escobar
Francisca Valenzuela

Major support is provided through grants from the Getty Foundation. Organized by Josh Kun, music critic, MacArthur fellow, American Book Award winner, and USC professor, and presented as part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA.

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Voces de Xtabay: Un tributo a Yma Sumac

Sábado 7 de octubre de 7 a 7:30 p.m.

Una serie de fusión de géneros de vocalistas y músicos Latinx de Los Ángeles reimaginan las canciones de la legendaria cantante peruanoestadounidense Yma Sumac, de quien se decía que tenía un registro de más de cinco octavas. Inspirada por la exposición Radical Women del Hammer, la noche incluirá una banda liderada por Alberto López de Jungle Fire acompañando las interpretaciones de:

Empress Of
Nite Jewel
Maria Elena Altany
Ceci Bastida
Dorian Wood
Carmina Escobar
Francisca Valenzuela

La Getty Foundation proporciona un importante apoyo financiero. El evento es organizado por Josh Kun, crítico musical, becario MacArthur, ganador de un American Book Award, profesor de USC, y presentado dentro del marco de Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA.

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Location: Courtyard
Ticketing: This drop-in program is not ticketed.
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Generous support is also provided by Susan Bay Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, an anonymous donor, The Samuel Goldwyn Foundation, and all Hammer members.

The Hammer’s digital presentation of its public programs is made possible by the Billy and Audrey L. Wilder Foundation.

Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985 is organized by the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, as part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, an initiative of the Getty with arts institutions across Southern California. The exhibition is guest curated by Cecilia Fajardo-Hill, Andrea Giunta with Marcela Guerrero former curatorial fellow, in collaboration with Connie Butler, chief curator, Hammer Museum.

Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960–1985 is made possible through lead grants from the Getty Foundation.

Major funding is provided by the Diane and Bruce Halle Foundation and Eugenio López Alonso. Generous support is provided by the Vera R. Campbell Foundation, Marcy Carsey, Betty and Brack Duker, Susan Bay Nimoy, and Visionary Women.

Additional support is provided by the Radical Women Leadership Committee and the Friends of Radical Women.

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