The Virgin of the Sun God

She was my music

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At an age so young I may not have known what “virgin” meant, I used to sing the “Virgin of the Sun God” right along with Yma Sumac. On my father’s record player — vinyl, can you imagine? I marveled at the diva’s Inca-princess costume on the cover of the Voice of the Xtabay album.Yma Sumac had a four-and-a-half octave range. Well, maybe it was four. Or maybe it was five. She’s a legend, after all, and…

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Katharine Valentino

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Writer and editor with considerable experience still trying for the words that make us do and feel good things. Website: https://settingForth.pub

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