Who is behind the artistic name "Malisha" on the Balkan music scene?

She is Eleonora Mustafovska known as the successor to the Queen of Roma music Esma Redzepova-Teodosievska, who was also known as a vocalist in the newly branded Esmos band.

She decided to present the audience now under the artistic name - Malisha, which is unique and unusual. Since the death of Esma, they have spent three years, and she admits that she has left a big mark on her.

- Her death melted me and it took me a while to get back to normal life. I believe that I am happy for these new beginnings and looks at me somewhere from there.
Otherwise, Simeon Atanasov, who works with her in several projects, is also helping her in this new music page.

His first song "Thebes surrender", Malisha recorded it in Serbian, and it already has over 500,000 reviews.


Romani musician Jan Surmaj has passed away in the Czech Republic

Romani musician Jan Surmaj passed away in the early morning hours of 4 July at the age of 64 after a long illness. He grew up in the Romani settlement of Kochanovice in eastern Slovakia.

Mr Surmaj dedicated himself to music beginning in his childhood, mainly playing the accordion and violin. After his military service, he moved with his brother and mother to Neratovice in Central Bohemia.

He continued his musical career in Bohemia after having begun playing at weddings and in wine bars in Slovakia. He established his own orchestra and performed in several films.

Mr Surmaj and his wife raised two sons who are also musicians. ROMEA TV recorded the interview below with him for their "Memory of the Roma" (Paměť Romů) series.



Ljiljana Petrovic - Batler - The Soul of the Roma Café Song

Her biggest school was the cafeteria. She was born in Belgrade on December 14, 1944 in an artistic family.

His first appearance was at the age of 12 when he replaced his sick mother. She was very early and became a mother.

"The tragedy of the Roma people is that we ripen very early. I became the mother of 14 and my husband was 16 years old. "

Although at one time she attended a music school, her biggest school was as she said - the cafe. In spite of the enormous popularity, she experienced discrimination on many occasions.

 - They told me: "What does this Roma woman do on television every day?" The Roma have always been disrespectful and we are guilty of this because we allowed it.
In the late 80's when he felt that he would have a war he gathered his three children and fled with one bag in Germany

There he started singing after Roma weddings to survive and exist.
At the same time he worked hard physical work, such as cleaning bathrooms, etc., which was also noticed on the documentary film dedicated to her and made by the BBC.


Nis: Festival of Roma Music "Me sem Šaban" (I'm Shaban) on 7-8 June on summer scene

Unlike last year, when it was held in the amphitheater on the quay of Nis this year, the program will be realized on the summer stage in the Fortress and in the Niš Cultural Center.

On the first festival day, a debate will be held on the topic of the music legacy of the King of Roma music, Shaban Bajramovic, and the performance of the Black Membe or Nebojas Saitovic orchestra as one of the initiators of this festival.

The official name of the festival itself is "World and Gipsy music festival" With its specific repertoire, a large number of audiences are gathered.
The festival will be opened by the trumpeter Nebojsa Sejdic grandson of the famous Feather Sejdic. Also there will be the "Absolutely Romantic" orchestra from Novi Sad, which for years has been accompanied by the inventor, Djordje Balasevic, and will play for the public in a straight path.

The organizer of the festival is the Federation of Roma Primary, Secondary and Students (FROS) and the Niš Cultural Center, and the entrance is free.

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