List of Rroma people


List of Rroma people

This is a list of famous or otherwise prominent ethnic Roma and other 'Gipsy' people.

Roma people

Politicians and activists

*Joaquín Cortés - (born 1969) Ambassador of Roma in the EU, flamenco dancer, Spain
*Jovan Damjanović - Serbian politician - The first Rom appointed as minister in a government anywhere in the world [http://www.thewritersclub.org/serbia/jovan_damjanovich.htm]
*Nadezhda Demeter - Activist, PhD in pedagogics, writer, Russia
*Juan de Dios Ramírez Heredia - Ex-member of the European Parliament, founder of the Romani Union, Spain
*Rajko Djuric - (born 1947) Serbian writer and academic, leader of Roma Union of Serbia
*Alfonso Mejia-Arias is a musician, writer and politician Mexican Gypsy
*David Essex - (born 1947) Former president of the Romany Union of Great Britain
*Ian Hancock - Romani scholar and activist, born in UK, living in USA, Professor at the University of Texas
*Lívia Járóka - Hungarian Member of the European Parliament
*Vadim Vladislav Demeter — Russian journalist, activist, choirmaster.
*Ronald Lee - (born 1934) in Montreal, Canadian Romani novelist, activist and U.N. delegate
*Viktória Mohácsi - (born 1975) Hungarian Member of the European Parliament
*Ştefan Răzvan - (? –1594) Prince of Moldavia, Ruled Moldavia for four months. (Romani father)
*Romani Rose - German Sinto activist
*Mădălin Voicu - (born 1952) Romanian politician. His father, Ion Voicu, is a Roma
*Damian Draghici - Ambassador for Equal Opportunities for All
*Daróczi Dávid - (born 1972) Government Spokesperson of the Republic of Hungary
*Dijana Pavlović Italian activist, actress
*Esma Redzepova Macedonian songwriter, humanitarian and singer
*Romani Rose
*Rudolf Sarközi
*Sani Rifati Serbian activist
*Yuri Del Bar Italian Sinti Politician.
*Ali Krasniqi Albanian writer and activist
*Farkas Flórián Politician
*Srđan Šajn Serbian politician
*Nicolae Păun Romanian politician
*Bajram Haliti Kosovo activist

Writers

* Jánoś Balaś - Hungarian poet and artist
* Veijo Baltzar - Finnish writer.
*Caleb Botton - British Writer and Film maker.
* Emil Demeter - Canadian Writer from Hamilton Ontario, refugee from Czech Republic.
* Rajko Djuric - (born 1947) Serb writer & activist.
* Philomena Franz - German writer.
* Caren Gussoff - American writer.
* Delia Grigore - (born 1972) Romanian writer, academic and activist
* Bajram Haliti - Kosovo Roma writer
* Menyhért Lakatos - Hungarian writer
* Ronald Lee - Canadian Writer, Professor at the University of Toronto
* Matéo Maximoff - French writer
* Olga Pankova - Russian poet
* Oleg Petrovich - Russian writer
* Charlie Smith
* Ivan Rom-Lebedev - Russian writer and actor
* Nedjo Osman, Mazedonien writer
* Ivan Rom-Lebedev
* Ljatif Mefaileskoro Demir
* Usin Kerim
* Selahetin Kruezi
* Margita Reiznerova
* Ruzdija Sejdovic
*Baja Saitovic Lukin- poet
* Jovan Nicolić
* Mehmed Merejan
* Ceija Stojka - (born 1933) Austrian author and painter
* Katarina Taikon - (born 1932) Swedish children's writer
* Bronisława Wajs - (1908-1987) "AKA "Papusza", " Polish poet and singer
* Choli Daróczi József - (born 1939) Hungarian poet, educator, writer, translator
* Elena LackováSlovak, writer and dramaturg
* Leksa Manuś - (born 1942) Letonian poet, pedagog, writer, translator
* Nina Aleksandrovna Dudarova - (born 1903) Russian poet, translator
* Regina Milbourne
* Ella Veres Romanian writer, interpret
* Anton Pann bulgarian poet and musician professor
* Luminiţa Cioabă Romanian writer
* József Holdosi Hungarian writer
* Olga Demeter-Charskaya — actress, singer, poet, writer.
* Roman Demeter — poet.

Musicians

*Carmen Amaya - (1913-1963) Spanish flamenco dancer
*Vicente Escudero He was a dancer and choreographer of Spanish Flamenco; occasionally painter, writer, cinematographic actor and flamenco singer.
*Sandro de América - (born 1954) Argentinian singer and actor
*Adam Ant - (born 1954) British punk/New Wave musician; of Romnichal descent.
*Ron Wood - Guitarist Rolling Stones
*Elek Bacsik - (1926-1993) Hungarian-born American jazz violinist and guitarist
*Rácz Aladár- Hungarian
*Eugene Hütz- Russian singer, guitarist, writer and actor
*Saban Bajramovic - (1936-2008) Serbian singer
*Kálmán Balogh - Hungarian cimbalom player and bandleader
*János Bihari - (1764-1824) Hungarian violinist
*Sidney Magal Brazilian singer and actor
*Věra Bílá - (born 1954) Czech folk and pop singer
*Iva Bittová - (born 1958) Czech singer, violinist and composer
*Alyona Buzylyova - Russian singer
*Diego El Cigala - (born 1968, Madrid) Spanish Flamenco Singer
*Joaquín Cortés - Flamenco dancer
*Lyalya Chornaya - Russian singer
*"Rayito" Antonio Rayo - Spanish Guitarist, singer and compositer. Father gitano and mother japanese
*Panna Cinka - (1711-1772) Hungarian Violinist, born in Kingdom of Hungary in modern Slovakia.
*Sakis Coucos - Greek singer
*Kostas Pavlidis - Greek singer
*Kostas Hatzis - Greek singer
*Georges Cziffra - (1921-1994) Hungarian virtuoso pianist
*Vladislav Demeter - Russian Choir Leader, the editor of Gypsy magazine "Shunen, romale!"
*Drafi Deutscher - (1946-2006) German Sinto songwriter, singer and composer
*Damian Drăghici - Romanian, composer and panflute player
*Miro Duna - Pianist, violinist [http://www.gypsystrings.co.nz] , guitarist
*Mikhail Erdenko - Russian violinist
*Nikolai Erdenko - Russian violinist
*Sergei Erdenko - Russian violinist
*Leoncia Erdenko - Russian singer
*David Essex - (born 1947) former President of the Romany Union, musician and actor.
*Fanfare Ciocărlia - (formed 1996) Romanian brass band, members include; :* Paul Marian Bulgaru - Trumpet:* Constantin "Şulo" Călin - Tenor horn, vocals:* Constantin "Pînca" Cântea - Tuba:* Nicolae Ioniţa - Percussion:* Dan Ionel Ivancea - Alto saxophone, vocals:* Ioan Ivancea - Clarinet, vocals (died October 2006):* Laurenţiu Mihai Ivancea - Baritone horn:* Oprică Ivancea - Soprano clarinet, alto saxophone, vocals:* Rădulescu Lazăr - Trumpet, vocals:* Costică "Cimai" Trifan - Trumpet, vocals:* Monel "Gutzel" Trifan - Tuba:* Costel "Gisniac" Ursu - Large drum:* Hugo Berndolf

*Zoltan Farkas - Hungarian singer
*Lajko Felix - (born 1974) Hungarian-Serbian violinist and composer (part Roma)
*Lola Flores - (1923-1995) Spanish singer, dancer, actress, (Gitano father)
*Rosario Flores - (born 1963) Spanish singer, actress, Latin Grammy award winner
*Güllü - Turkish Singer
*Ksanthiotis Giorgos - Greek singer
*Camarón de la Isla - (1950-1992) Spanish flamenco singer
*Kal - (formed 1996) Romany world music Band from Serbia. Members include;:* Dragan Ristić – vocals, guitar, shargia:* Dušan Ristić – vocals, violin:* Dragan Mitrović – accordion:* Vladan Mitrović – accordion, backing vocals:* Đorđe Belkić – violin:* Dragan Runić – double bass:* Neat Junuzi – percussions

*Gipsy Kings - (formed app. 1987) French (Spanish origin) Gitano new-flamenco band
*Ida Kelarová - Czech singer
*Ketama - (formed app. 1980)Spanish new-flamenco band
*Kibariye - Turkish Singer, Composer
*Sasha Kolpakov - (born 1943) Russian guitarist
*Vadim Kolpakov - Russian guitarist
*Bireli Lagrene - (born 1966) French jazz guitarist and bassist
*Denny Laine - British musician (The Moody Blues, Wings)
*Robi Lakatos - Hungarian violinist
*Marcel Loeffler - Jazz Accordianist
*Joe Longthorne - (born 1955) English singer and impressionist
*Irini Merkouri - (born 1981) Greek pop singer
*Aggelopoulos Manolis - (1939-1989) Greek singer and actor
*Sofi Marinova - Bulgarian singer
*Boban Marković - Serbian brass bandleader and trumpet player
*Jerry Mason - American Singer, Guitarist
*Tarık Mengüç - Turkish Singer, Composer
*Carlos Montoya - (1903-1993) Spanish flamenco guitarist
*Ramón Montoya - (1889-1949) Spanish flamenco guitarist
*Ivo Papazov - (born 1952) Bulgarian jazz clarinetist
*La Paquera de Jerez - Spanish flamenco singer (Roma father)
*Manitas de Plata - (born 1921) Spanish guitarist
*Valentina Ponomaryova - (born 1939) Russian singer, premormer and jazz vocalist
*Romica Puceanu - (1928-1996) Romanian singer and interpreter
*Aladár Rácz - Hungarian cymbalist
*Dzej Ramadanovski - born 1964 in Belgrade (former Yugoslavia), modern Serbian folk singer
*Johnny Răducanu - (born 1931) Romanian Jazz musician
*Esma Redzepova - (born 1943) Macedonian singer, songwriter and humanitarian.
*Django Reinhardt - (1910-1953) Belgian-born French/German Sinti jazz guitarist
*Franz Reinhardt - German jazz musician
*Jimmy Rosenberg - (born 1980) Dutch swing guitarist
*Marianne Rosenberg - (born 1955) German Schlager singer and songwriter
*Patrick Saussois - French jazz guitarist
*Diana Savelyeva - Russian singer
*Tchavolo Schmitt - (born 1954) French Sinti jazz guitarist
*Sergey Selivanov - Russian singer
*Ferenc Snetberger - Hungarian jazz guitarist
*Taraful Haiducilor - (Taraf de Haïdouks) Romanian band, formed 1989. Members include; :* Nicolae Neacşu ("Culai"): violin and vocals; died December 2002:* Dumitru Baicu ("Cacurică"): cymbalum; died September 2007:* Ilie Iorga: vocals; actually from Mârşă near Clejani:* Ion Manole ("Şaică" or "Boşorogu"): violin, vocals:* Gheorghe Anghel ("Caliu"): violin:* Gheorghe Fălcaru ("Fluierici"): flute, double bass:* Ionica Tanase : cymbalum:* Constantin Sandu ("Dinu"): cymbalum, vocals:* Florea Pârvan: double bass:* Marin Sandu:("Ţagoe"): double bass:* Paul Guiclea("Pasalan"):voice,violin:* Marin Manole(Marius): accordion:* Constantin Lautaru("Costica Boieru"): violin,voice:* Viorel Vlad :double bass:* Robert Gheorghe: violin

*Wally Tax - Dutch rock singer, of The Outsiders
*Martin Taylor - (born 1956) British Guitarist
*Evalyna Tolstoy - Singer/Songwriter
*Manuel Torre - (1878-1933) Spanish flamenco singer
*Vasily Vasilyev - Russian singer
*Ion Voicu - (1923-1997) Romanian violinist and orchestral conductor, founded Bucharest Chamber Orchestra.
*Sotis Volanis - Greek pop folk singer
*Yuri Yunakov - Bulgarian saxophonist
*Harri Stojka - (born 1957) Austrian jazz guitarist
*Los Farrucos - (Family of Flamenco Dancers, most known would be farruquito)

Actors

*Charles Chaplin - actor
*Yul Brynner - actor
*Florijan Ajdini - actor
*Dmitry Buzylyov - Russian actor
*Bob Hoskins - actor
*Marcia Nicole Lakatos - actress
*Soledad Miranda - Andalusian Flamenco Dancer and later Horror Film Actress from Seville, mother was Gitana.
*Fairuza Balk - actress father rroma
*Freddie Prinze - actor
*Bajram Severdzan - Yugoslav actor
*Nikolai Slichenko - Russian actor
*Jill Hennessy - Canadian actress, mother gipsy
*Tony Gatlif - French film maker
*Ştefan Bănică, Sr Romanian actor
*Jean Constantin Romanian actor
*Moira Orfei actress italian
*Nedjo Osman Macedonian actor, poet and teatre maker
*Burhan Rahim Macedonian teatre maker
*Tracy Ullman British actress

Artist

*David Beeri - Hungarian artist
*Antonio Solario - Italian artist
*Helios Gómez - Spanish artist, writer and poet
*János Balázs - Hungarian artist and poet
*Flórián Botos - Hungarian artist
*Tamas Peli - Hungarian artist
*Szentandrássy István Hungarian artist
*Serge Poliakoff (1906–1969)
*Katarzina Polok - German artist
*Otto Mueller- artist. Father German and mother "Sinti"
*Micaela Flores Amaya, "La Chunga", Flamenco dancer and artist painter
*Bruno Morelli(1957)
*Mića Popović(1957) Serbian painter, writer and experimental filmmaker.
*Nikola Džafo(1950) Serbian painter
*Dusan Jovanovic(1949)Serbian painter
*Karl Stojka Austrian

Boxers

*Johnny Frankham - British Light Heavyweight Boxer who knocked to the floor Cassius Clay (Muhammed Ali) in an exhibition fight. [http://www.travellersinleeds.co.uk/_travellers/boxing.html]
*Jem Mace - Bareknuckle Boxing Champion, Father of Modern Boxing; called "The Gypsy," but denies Romani ancestry in his autobiography
*Johann Wilhelm Trollmann - German light-heavyweight boxer killed during the Porajmos
*Bartley Gorman - English Bare-knuckle boxing
*Henry Wharton - English Middleweight Boxing Champion
*Faustino Reyes - Spanish Boxing he won the silver medal in the featherweight division (– 57 kg), 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona
*Billy Joe Saunders - British Boxing he won the silver medal, 2008 Summer Olympics in Pekín

occer players

*Andrea Pirlo - Italian (AC Milan)
*Tommaso Vailatti - Italian (Torino)
*Eric Cantona - French (Manchester United)
*Jacques Abardonado - French (1. Valenciennes)
*André-Pierre Gignac - French (1. Toulouse)
*Cédric Bockhorni- French (Nancy)
*Richard Carpenter (footballer)- British (Fulham)
*Freddy Eastwood - Welsh (Southend United)
*Raby Howell - British (Liverpool, Sheffield United and Preston North End)
*Telmo Zarraonaindia - Spanish (Athletic Club)
*José Antonio Reyes - Spanish (Atletico de Madrid)
*Arturo Garcia, Arzu - Spanish (Real Betis)
*Jesús Navas - Spanish (Sevilla Fc)
*Marcos Navas Gonzalez Spanish (Sevilla FC)
*José Mari - Spanish (Real Betis)
*Dani Güiza - Spanish (Fenerbahce)
*Jesús Seba- Spanish Real Zaragoza
*Iván Amaya- Spanish Atlético de Madrid
*Antonio Amaya- Spanish Rayo Vallecano
*Basti- Spanish Málaga CF
*López Ramos- Spanish UD Las Palmas
*"Moreno",- Spanish Deportivo Alavés
*"Gitano González",- Spanish Valencia Club de Fútbol
*"Manolo Jiménez",- Spanish Celta de Vigo
*Banel Nicolita - Romanian (Steaua)
*Petre Marin, Romanian (Steaua Bucaresti)
* Péter Horváth (footballer) Hungarian
*Rafael van der Vaart - Dutch (Real Madrid)
*Ionel Danciulescu - Romanian (Dinamo Bucaresti)
*Claudiu Niculescu - Romanian(Dinamo Bucaresti)
*Danut Lupu - Romanian (Dinamo Bucaresti)
*Ilie Dumitrescu, Romanian (Steaua Bucarest)
*Marius Lăcătuş - Romanian (Steaua)
*Christos Patsatzoglou - Greek (Olympiakos)
*Milan Baroš - Czech (Olmpique Lyonnais)
*Aljoša Asanović- Croatian (Derby County F.C.)
*Zlatan Ibrahimović - Swedish (Internazionale Milan)
*Siniša Mihajlović - Serbian (Internazionale Milan)
*Dejan Savićević - Serbian (Milan AC)
*Ricardo Quaresma - Portuguese (Internazionale Milan)
*Dragoslav Šekularac- Serbian coach (Red Star Belgrade)
*Drei Gapanenko, Russian North York Astros

Journalist

*Llona Varga periodist hungarian
*Jakes Bowers periodist United Kingdom
*George Bramwell Evens periodist United Kingdom
*Ondrej Gina periodist Czech
*Jarmila Balážová periodist Czech
*Tracy Ulmman Presented and actress, Born in England of Polish father and mother Gypsy.

Other

* Augustine Bearce - Early Plymouth colonist
* Kerope Patkanov scientist
* August Krogh, scientist, noble prize winner
* Dušan Jovanović (* 1949)
* Otto Mueller (1874–1930),
* Keomi Gray - Model for Dante Rossetti and Frederick Sandys
* Jimmy Marks - Litigant in a lawsuit against the city of Spokane, Washington
* Santino Spinelli - Italian musician
* Settela Steinbach - Holocaust victim
* Buchela
* Josiah Kalderash - religious leader
* Ceferino Gimenez Malla Blessed
* Kállai Csaba Hungarian
* Darren M. Jackson British mixed martial arts fighter.
* Juana Martín Manzano Fashion Designer

References

* [http://www.imninalu.net/famousGypsies.htm Famous Gypsies] – famous Roma and people of Roma ancestry.
* [http://romanykultury.info/face/index.php Romano Muy] – articles about famous or outstanding Roma (in Russian)


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