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Carmen McEvoy, Miguel Molinari and Sylvia Falcón in conversation with Jaime Bedoya. Accompanied by Pepe Céspedes

100 years of Yma Súmac

Arequipa 2022, 

On the centenary of her birth, we present a look at the startling true and imagined biography of Zoila Emperatriz Chávarri del Castillo, known universally as Yma Súmac. This singer’s unique songs will be expressed through the voice of the soprano Sylvia Falcón. There will also be a discussion involving the historian Carmen McEvoy, the journalist Miguel Molinari and Sylvia Falcón together with the Special Projects Editor of El Comercio newspaper, Jaime Bedoya. Pianist Pepe Céspedes will play some of the sontgs Yma Súmac, and those will be sung by Sylvia Falcón.