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Hammer Museum's "Voices of the Xtabay: A Tribute to Yma Sumac"

  • Hammer Museum - Courtyard 10899 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, CA, 90024 United States (map)

A genre-bending lineup of Los Angeles Latinx vocalists and musicians reimagine the songs of legendary Peruvian American singer 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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