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The incredible voice of Esma Redzepova (Macedonia): [^].
Madam Redzepova died on December 11, 2016. An incredible life: [^]
Redžepova was born on 8 August 1943 in Skopje, 20 Ivo Lola Ribar street. At that time, Skopje was occupied by the Kingdom of Bulgaria, allied to Nazi Germany, although the region was returned to Yugoslavia just two years later. She was the second youngest of six children in a Romani family. Her paternal grandfather was a Catholic Roma and her grandmother an Iraqi Jew, while her mother was a Muslim Roma from a village close to Skopje.
Her father Ibrahim, who had lost a leg during a German bombing in Skopje in 1941, worked variously as a porter, circus strongman and shoeshiner. He sang and played drums and sometimes performed at weddings. Some of Esma's siblings accompanied him. Esma's mother was a seamstress.
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