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Esma Redzepova


Esma Redzepova has earned the title of "Queen of Romani Songs" and sings in more than 10 languages.

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Video 4/21/2016: Esma Redzepova

From Skopje, Republic of Macedonia, Esma Redzepova sings in more than 10 languages and earned the title “Queen of Romani Songs” at the 1976 World Festival of Romani Music in India. Presented in collaboration with Voice of Roma and the Center for Traditional Music and Dance as part of the Library of Congress American Folklife Center’s Homegrown: The Music of America series.

Esma Redzepova