Esma Redzepova "Queen of Romani Song" and her Folk Masters Band

Workshops and Concert/Dance Party in the Bay Areaas part of Voice of Roma's 19th Annual Herderljezi Festival

Location and ticket details TBA soon...

Esma Redzepova  is internationally acclaimed as the "Queen of Romani Songs" and was one of NPR's 50 Greatest Voices. Born in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia, she began her professional career at the age of 13. She was the first Balkan performer to make Romani music popular with non-Romani audiences on elite concert stages in the early 1960's. Esma, who sings in over 10 languages, earned the title "Queen of Romani Songs" at the World Festival of Romani Music in India in 1976. At the Festival of Roma Experiences in Moscow in 2000, Esma was proclaimed Laureate and Roma Singer of the Century. In 2013 she represented Macedonia in the Eurovision Song Contest. Esma has performed for many heads of state and has toured for more than four decades, giving more than 8,000 concerts in over 30 countries. She has played in plazas, stadiums, and opera houses, for villagers as well as world leaders.