Esma Redžepova

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Redžepova in 2010

Esma Redžepova (born August 8, 1943 - December 11, 2016), in Skopje, was a singer from North Macedonia who belonged to the Muslim Romani people. She sang folk songs in Romani language, Turkish and Macedonian language.

Career[change | change source]

Redžepova was the most famous Roma singer from the Balkans and was called the Romani Queen of Song.[1] She travelled to different countries, She was also a big Roma Activist, and she was often in India where she met Indira Gandhi.

Family[change | change source]

She did not have any children, although she is thought to have adopted more 40 kids.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Remembering Esma Redžepova, the Romany queen of song". The World from PRX. Retrieved 2021-06-10.
  2. "Esma Redžepova obituary". the Guardian. 2016-12-14. Retrieved 2021-06-10.