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Peru: Wendy Sulca, Child Video Sensation

Wendy Sulca LogoThrough FaceBook messages, YouTube and blogs, Peruvian 10 year old Wendy Sulca has become quite popular in the last couple of months, with a sudden surge in the past few days far beyond the Peruvian border.

In Damr.net, she gets touted as the successor of Delfin Quishpe, the Ecuadorian character who became a viral sensation signing about a girlfriend who died on the World Trade Center on 9-11.

Sin palabras con este video, sin duda es la sucesora o hija de Delfin Quishpe.

(aporte de Virginia)

No need for words for this video, it is doubtless that she is the successor or the daughter of Delfin uishpe.

(via Virginia)

The video referred to is “La Tetita” , a song written and sung by her in the Peruvian folkloric style. The song, “The Tittie”, talks about how she really likes to drink from her mother´s breast, and a male voice-over mentions her young age, her virtue, her great voice, and how she´s the hope and example for millions of children in Peru. Following, the “The tittie” video, in Spanish with English subtitles.

Several different users re-posted her videos on the Youtube video sharing site, increasing her popularity. There is a WendySulca YouTube channel with her official videography. The Wendy Sulca Official Fan Website, wendysulcaclub.blogspot.com [es] also has her videos as well as a text biography of the singer “who besides wanting to be a professional singer, wishes to be a teacher”. Videos online have the watermark to the eymard7vivas blog [es].Comments to her videos are varied. Blogger DiscoShawn had this to say about the Wendy Sulca phenomenon:

In recent weeks my inbox has been flooded with messages saying “Nuevo Comentario Sobre: Wendy Sulca – Papito”. After months of virtually no one watching the video, it was apparently re-posted on a few websites, including this porn-ish site (I don't get it either – gross) and a Chilean blog called Por La Puta. The video is now up to around 20,000 views on YouTube, which is still relatively small but an exponential increase from just a couple of weeks ago. The comments section on the video's YouTube page has also exploded with people chiming in about everything from child exploitation to whether the music is folklorico or cumbia.

You´ll find people complaining on these videos ranting about the terrible image that is left of Peru thanks to these artists, like previous Peruvian viral sensation la Tigresa del Oriente and now Wendy. There are others who give her kudos for singing Peruvian folkloric songs, and others just plain love the kitschyness of her videos. Some users, however, are concerned about the mixed message the video sends out when the male “Voice in Off” says that 18 year old men also like “the titties”, and these men, who happen to be the band members, are shown ogling a young girl walking by. It seems to be a far cry from what Wendy Sulca wanted to express through her original song about her love for breastfeeding.

Viewers also find some of her other videos inappropriate for a 10 year old due to the lyrics and images featured on them. “My Life is Worth Nothing” [es], where she sings “my life is worth nothing if you aren´t with me, my love. Even if they take my life, I´ll be in heaven with you forever”, or “Beer, beer” [es] where she croons in her high pitched voice about how she wants the barman to bring her more beer.

Some users have already used her videos as mashups. One of them is ElCuboSpot productions:

Si han escuchado la voz de Wendy Sulca y se han indignado tanto como yo al oir cosa tan mas fea… entonces deben ver este video que deja ver un poco los deseos de los que nos hemos quedado sorprendidos con los videos de esta niña Puruana que esta en manos de producciones Danny.
En este video (que a mi punto de vista denigra el folklor peruano)… presenta nadamas y nada menos que al buen hombre de George Bush que saca sus mas bajos instintos provocados por la aguda voz de esta niña “de tan solo 8 años de edaaad” jajaja

If you have listened to Wendy Sulca´s voice and you´ve been offended as much as I have by listening to such an ugly thing… then you should watch this video that lightly shows the desires of those of us who have been surprised with the videos of this Peruvian girl who´s in the hands of Danny productions. In this video (which from my perspective denigrates Peruvian folklore)… presents no less than the good man George Bush who brings out his most basic instincts provoked by the high pitched squeal of this girl who is “only 8 yeaaaars oooold” hehehe

The following video shows El Cubo´s George Bush Vs. Wendy Sulca:
Other tributes are quickly popping up, like this one, and this one as well.

18 comments

  • Alonso

    Some examples of good taste:

    Los K’Jarkas
    Inti-illimani
    Sonia Morales
    Dina Paucar
    and of course in more lounged style we have Miki Gozalez

    Listen their music, they are very profesional.

  • Stan

    Alexandra,
    Why are there so many Peruvians in Italy?
    I don’t see many here in the US, only Mexicans.
    Do they have ancestral lineage there?

  • Saul

    No, Peruvians are predominantly Indigenous (Native-Americans)

  • Alexandra

    Stan,

    The reason behind the high number of peruvian inmigrants in Italy is the need for people able to care for the senior citizens in this country since not many italian family members are willing to do so. Until the eighties, Spain allowed south americans to reach spain with out a visa, just a passport. This caused the wave of inmigration to the country. Problem was people migrating counted for the lower classes of the southamerican countries. When The EU opened its boundaries, Spain changed its inmigration regulation making it necessary to get a visa besides passport. Visas are still hard to get nowadays for poor people because thelegal inmigration channels require you to have a minimum deposit of 500 euros for everymonth spent in “tourism”. This is how a new mafia was created to allow peruvians to reach other destinations, like italy-perhaps due to the similarity of the language. Families in Italy, because of the industrialization, have little or no time to take care of their elders or make children (check birth rates from the 80 till now). Peruvians,along with romanians and ucranian women started to create a workforce to fulfill this role: elders’ caretakers. Along with the women, came the sons, and daughters and husbands. Problem is most of this people had a low level of education or technical preparation which made it difficult for them to earn a living an derouting to all sorts of illegal behaviour: criminality, drug trafficking, gangs and mafias, prostitution.

  • […] é a coisa mais bizarra que pode acontecer no mundo infantil, você se depara con la pequeña wendy sulca. JESUS MARIA […]

  • […] apparently hit on the recipe for viral video success with not one, but two videos: on one hand, her single “La Tetita” on the subject of breast feeding and on the other hand, “Cerveza, Cerveza” a song about […]

  • here’s a short documentary piece about her:
    http://www.vbs.tv/watch/vbs-meets/vbs_meets_wendy_sulca

  • Wendy Sulca sucks

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