Voices of the Xtabay: A Tribute to Yma Sumac

Saturday, October 7, 2017
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm, UCLA Hammer Museum - Courtyard

Hammer Performance

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Free and open to the public.


Hammer Museum
(310) 209-7920



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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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