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Gázsa



Biography

István Papp, known as “Gázsa,” is one of the best-known dance house musicians in Hungary today. Originally from Transylvania, István acquired the nickname “Gázsa” during his trips to collect folk music, when he would introduce himself as the “grandson of Gázsa Sándor.” The surname Gázsa derives from the Romani word gádzsó, meaning stranger and referring to non-Roma people; his grandfather was originally given the name by the Roma musicians of Magyarszovát with whom he often played.
Gázsa