Re: [Slovak-World] Re: Sui Vesan
- --- In Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com, "Martin Votruba" <votrubam@...>
>Hmmm, I didn't realize Banovce nad Bebrav was in Mesopotamia. ;-)
> > the "speaking and singing in tongues" explanation.
> RU, r u calling her a Babylonian? She's from Banovce nad Bebravou.
For some reason she reminded me of Yma Sumac, the "Inca Princess".
".... if you're not familiar with Ms.Sumac, she sang wordless vocals
in various exotic settings with a voice that defied belief and a
range that covered several octaves......."
".....It is fairly uncommon for an untrained singer to have a vocal
range of two octaves. Trained singers aspire to three octaves but
sometimes fall short of that goal. It is practically unheard of to
have at one's command a vocal register of four and one half octaves.
Indeed, it is somewhat freakish, and musicians usually have no idea
how to exploit such a phenomenon to its best advantage."
- Boy what memories were brought forth by the mention of Yma Sumac. She was
once in a musical called "Flahooly" which was not a hit by any means. But her
voice was just plain amazing. I have her album called "Voice of the Xtabay"
and I still marvel at the voice.
I understand they tried to train her for opera but I never did hear the
outcome of that. The amazing part of the musical was when she stood between a
basso-profundo and a coloratura soprano and could sing lower than him and
higher than her. Absolutely amazing.
Thanks for bringing up the memories
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