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Topic: Exotic (08/08/13)
TITLE: Yma Sumac
By Dawn Winston
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When I was little, and my father wanted to expose us to something really exotic, he would play us some Yma Sumac music. With a 5 octave range, she would whistle bird-like sounds, as if it was from a rain forest and sang sometimes with a haunting double voice. Then, my father hit us with news that the great, unique Yma Sumac was actually Amy Camus, a Brooklyn housewife, made up to be the rare Peruvian princess for Hollywood fame.
My father, influenced by the book “The Passover Plot,” also taught Jesus was a fake, and the Bible was fiction.
Today Buddhism, Hindu mysticism, Islam and Kabala, fascinate the young and the famous with lure of the exotic, the different, the new. Christianity is so often perceived as ordinary, so old fashioned, so homophobic, so uncool. The most rare lifestyle or belief, however, is true Christianity.
I researched Yma Sumac. The name Yma Sumac was based on her mother's name, which was derived from Ima Shumaq, Quechua for "how beautiful!" She was actually born Zoila Augusta Emperatriz Chávarri del Castillo on September 13, 1922 in Callao, Peru and was actually descended from Atahualpa, the last Incan emperor. Like Yma Sumac, I found out Jesus is also unique and the real deal.
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