Gipsy Kings

The Gipsy Kings are a group of flamencosalsa and pop musicians from Arles and Montpellier in the south of France who perform in Andalusian Spanish.


Although group members were born in France, their parents were mostly gitanos, Spanish gypsies who fled Catalonia during the 1930s Spanish Civil War.


They are known for bringing Catalan rumba, a pop-oriented music distantly derived from traditional flamenco music, to worldwide audiences. The group originally called itself Los Reyes.


Their music has a particular rumba flamenca style, with pop influences; many songs of the Gipsy Kings fit social dances, such as salsa and rumba.


Their music has been described as a place where "Spanish flamenco and gypsy rhapsody meet salsa funk"


The Gipsy Kings consisted of two parent families: Reyes and Baliardo. The Reyes brothers are nephews of Manitas de Plata. The Baliardo brothers are sons of Manitas de Plata.

  • Nicolas Reyes – founder, lead singer, son of Jose Reyes
  • François (Canut) Reyes– vocal, guitar, son of Jose Reyes
  • Andre Reyes – vocal, guitar, son of Jose Reyes
  • Patchai Reyes – vocal, guitar, son of Jose Reyes
  • Pablo (Paul) Reyes – guitar, son of Jose Reyes
  • Tonino Baliardo– founder, lead guitarist
  • Diego Baliardo – guitar

Paco Baliardo – guitar

Branko Ristic: From the Roma neighborhood from Gornji Milanovac ,world Fame in Sydney

Self-taught Roma Branko Ristic has gained worldwide fame and is now playing at home for the New Year


"Abroad may be more likely to succeed, but my home has the biggest heart" violinist Branko Ristic

How to get to the bottom first, and then touch the stars, the self-taught violinist Branko Risitic, a Roma who left Gornji Milanovac, a native Roma neighborhood, went to London and gained worldwide fame.

Out of poverty and sorrow, she was taken out of Britain by a symbolic name - Feith, which changed her destiny. The two playing the violin and the harmonica do wonders, and their love story left no one indifferent.



However, this Roma has never forgotten his roots and often comes home, even when the New 2020 could be anywhere he wants and go around the world, he chose the Gornji Milanovac performance.


- People don't have the emotion they have here. I went through the whole world and felt it on my own skin. Abroad you may have a greater chance of success, but at home they have a greater heart. That's why I go back home and play with my heart open, ”says Branko Ristic.


Many are crying with the sounds of his violin because he knows how to hit the right tone and the right wire perfectly. . He had a summer performance at the first Violinist Assembly in Pranjani, where everyone was thrilled and therefore asked him to perform for the New Year. For the New Year's performance in Gornji Milanovac, there was also Mira Skoric.


With his love for Faith, he plans more quality projects and is planning a tour of Australia in the spring.

- We both merge the impossible. Traditional with modern, Roma tones with classic - said Branko.

3 years since the Queen of Roma Music - Esma Redzepova Teodosievska

In 2016, today when the heart of one of the greatest giants of Roma music and song Esma Redzepova Teodosievska is ready to beat, it left a gap in the people.

A name that glorified Roma identity on every meridian.

Esma Redzepova was born in Skopje, August 8, 1943 and died in Skopje, December 11, 2016). She is a well-known Macedonian singer and humanitarian. It is called the Queen of Roma Music Worldwide. In 2013 received the prestigious title National Artist of the Republic of Macedonia.

Esma has so far "lied" to many nations. When she sang in Spain they thought she was a Hispanic Roma. In Russia, she "made a little mistake," so the audience thought she was from Uzbekistan. In Cologne an audience of 20,000 was silent in front of her voice. There was absolute silence in the concert hall like never before.

Esma Redzepova recorded and released more than 580 songs, including two platinum and eight gold discs. She performed more than 22,000 concerts, of which a third were held for charity. With Theodosievski Ensemble recorded 108 singles, 32 compact cassettes, 15 discs, six videotapes and numerous television shows.

Redzepova sang mostly in Romani and Macedonian, but also recorded songs in Serbian, Turkish, Hebrew, Greek and Hindi. Rexhepi songs often talk about love, sadness and marriage. One of her most famous songs called Chae Shukarie has become an anthem for all Roma around the world.

Esma often sang traditional songs, both Roma and Macedonian, but many of them are compositions. Teodosievski usually composes and edits poems, but Esma also composes some poems, including Chae Shukarie. She also choreographed the performances.

And after 3 years, there is still no settlement with the property and house that should represent the Museum of Humanity and Music. That procedure is still pending.

Romani girl from Poland , Viki Gabor wins Junior Eurovision 2019!

Wiktoria "Viki" Gabor (born 24 June 2007) is a Polish singer. She began her career in 2019, as a finalist on the second season of The Voice Kids Poland, and then later won the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019 with the song "Superhero".

Gabor was born in Hamburg to a Polish Romani family. After her birth, they returned to Poland, later moving to the United Kingdom, and then settling in Kraków when she was seven. Gabor has an elder sister named Melisa, who is a composer and songwriter.

In late-2018, Gabor competed in the auditions for second season of The Voice Kids Poland. She joined the team of Tomson & Baron, and proceeded to continue to advance through the competition, ultimately reaching the finals and releasing her debut single "Time".

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