Zoila Augusta Emperatriz Chávarri del Castillo (1922-2008), known professionally as Yma Sumac was a Peruvian-American coloratura soprano. She was one of the most famous exponents of exotica music during the 1950s. Sumac first appeared on radio in 1942. She recorded at least 18 tracks of Peruvian folk songs in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1943. These early recordings for the Odeon label featured composer Moisés Vivanco’s troupe Compañía Peruana de Arte, of 16 Peruvian dancers, singers, and musicians. She was discovered by Les Baxter and signed by Capitol Records in 1950, at which time her stage name became Yma Sumac. Her first album, Voice of the Xtabay, launched a period of fame that included performances at the Hollywood Bowl and Carnegie Hall. “Mambo!” was her fourth album, originally released in 1954, with most of the tracks composed by her husband Moisés Vivanco. It was released as a 10″ 8-tracks albumand later expanded to a 10 track 12″ LP. It has become a timeless classic still in demand nowadays. Here is your chance to own your copy of it!