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Nicolae Guță

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Nicolae Linguraru
Background information
Born (1967-12-12) December 12, 1967 (age 56)
Aninoasa, Romania
Genresmanele, lăutărească
Years active1992 - Present
LabelsAmma Record, Big Man
WebsiteOfficial website Edit this at Wikidata

Nicolae Linguraru (Romanian pronunciation: [nikoˈla.e linguraru] b, 3 December 1967) is a Romani (Gypsy) manele singer.

Musical career[change | change source]

Guță started as a singer and accordionist in the late 1980s. He played lăutărească music. He released his first album in 1992. Two years later, he released his first main hit somg – "De când te iubesc pe tine" (english: "Since I've Been Loving You"). It was on his second long-play record. His first album for a foreign audience was released in France in 1996. At this time while Romanian music critics had very little reaction towards his music. Foreign journalists liked his music. They called it a very modern fashion of Gypsy jazz.[1][2]

Around 1998, Guță started to become interested in manele music. It was a club-friendly subgenre of Balkans folk music influenced by Turkish and Arab pop.

References[change | change source]

  1. Keefner, Kurt. The Greatest Living Gypsy Voice, allmusic.com (retrieved May 5, 2010)
  2. The Greatest Living Gypsy Voice Archived 2010-07-08 at the Wayback Machine, cdroots.com (retrieved May 5, 2010)