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List of Romani People
This is a list of notable
Romani people and people of Romani descent.
Politicians and activists
László Berényi - Hungarian politician
Dávid Daróczi - (1972-2010) Government Spokesperson of the Republic of Hungary
Juan de Dios Ramírez Heredia - Spanish politician, former MP, ex-member of the European Parliament and founder of the Romani Union
Damian Draghici - (born 1970) current Member of the European Parliament, former MP Romanian Parliament - senator, adviser of the Prime Minister on Roma issues
Rajko ?uri? - (born 1947) Serbian writer and academic, leader of Roma Union of Serbia
Flórián Farkas - Hungarian politician
James Farnell - (1825-1888) Australian politician
Bajram Haliti - Kosovar activist
Ian Hancock - Romani scholar and activist, born in UK, living in USA, professor at the University of Texas
Amber L. Hollibaugh - American writer, filmmaker and activist.
Lívia Járóka - Hungarian Member of the European Parliament
Orbán Kolompár - Hungarian politician and activist
Ali Krasniqi - Albanian writer and activist
Juscelino Kubitschek - Brazilian president, his mother was of Czech and Roma descent (Kubitschek is the Portuguese transliteration of Kubi?ek)
Ronald Lee - (born 1934, in Montreal), Canadian Romani novelist, activist and U.N. delegate
Mihály Lukács - (1954-2012) Hungarian politician
Washington Luís - Brazilian president of Portuguese and Romani descent
Alfonso Mejia-Arias - musician, writer and politician, Mexico
Viktória Mohácsi - (born 1975) Hungarian Member of the European Parliament
Ágnes Osztolykán - Hungarian politician
Talaat Pasha - former Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire.
Nicolae P?un - Romanian politician
Soraya Post - (born 1956) Swedish politician for the Feminist Initiative party. 
?tefan R?zvan - (?-1595) Prince of Moldavia, ruled Moldavia for four months (Romani father)
Sani Rifati - Serbian activist
Ernest Rogers - (1914-2004) English communist
Romani Rose - German Sinto activist
Rudolf Sarközi - chairman of the Austrian Romani association Kulturverein
József Varga - Hungarian politician M?d?lin Voicu - (born 1952) Romanian politician. His father, Ion Voicu, is Romani
Authors and writers
Carmen Amaya - (1913-1963) Spanish flamenco dancer
Remedios Amaya - Spanish flamenco singer
Gitano Antón - Spanish rapper and member of La Excepción
Azis - (1978-) Bulgarian chalga (pop-folk) singer.
Elek Bacsik - (1926-1993) Hungarian jazz violinist and guitarist, multiinstrumentalist (viola, violectra, cello, double bass, bass guitar, bouzouki)
?aban Bajramovi? - (1936-2008) Serbian singer
Janika Balázs - (1925-1988) was a Serbian musician
Tonino Baliardo - Franco-Spanish guitar player; also a member of the Gipsy Kings
Kálmán Balogh - Hungarian musician
Radoslav Banga - of Czech group Gypsy.cz
Vierka Berkyová - Slovak singer
János Bihari - (1764-1827) Hungarian violinist
V?ra Bílá - (born 1954) Czech folk and pop singer
Iva Bittová - (born 1958) Czech singer, violinist and composer
Robi Botos - Canadian musician and composer from Hungary
Georges Boulanger - Romanian violinist
Sibel Can - Turkish singer
Manolo Caracol - (1909-1973) Spanish flamenco singer
Antonio Carbonell - Spanish singer and songwriter
Panna Cinka - (1711-1772) Hungarian Violinist, born in Kingdom of Hungary in modern Slovakia
Fanfare Cioc?rlia - Romanian Romani band
Sandu Ciorba, Romanian Roma singer
Connect-R - Romanian rapper, singer, record producer and actor 
Joaquín Cortés - Spanish flamenco dancer
Georges Cziffra - (1921-1994) Hungarian composer and pianist
Pista Dankó - (born 1858-1903) Hungarian-born bandleader and composer
Sandro de América - (1945-2010) Argentine singer and actor
Camarón de la Isla - (1950-1992) Spanish flamenco singer
Manitas de Plata - (1921-2014) French flamenco guitarist
Angelo Debarre - French guitarist
Drafi Deutscher - (1946-2006) German Sinto songwriter, singer and composer
Grigora? Dinicu - Romanian composer and violinist
Damian Draghici - Romanian, composer and Jazz panflute player, Politician
Sébastien El Chato - French singer and guitarist
Diego El Cigala - Spanish flamenco guitarist
Christian Escoudé - French jazz guitarist
Vicente Escudero - Spanish flamenco singer, dancer and choreographer; occasionally painter, writer and actor
Rafael Ojeda Rojas alias Falete - Spanish singer
Antonio Flores - (1961-1995) was a Spanish singer-songwriter and actor
Lolita Flores - (1958) Spanish singer and actress
Rosario Flores - (born 1963) Spanish singer and actress, Latin Grammy award winner
Cornelis Fuhler - (1964) Dutch/Australian musician and composer
Kendji Girac - French singer of Romani and Spanish descent
Edyta Górniak - (born 1972) Polish singer
César Guerra-Peixe - (1914-1993) Brazilian composer
Nicolae Gu - Romanian manele singer
Taraful Haiducilor - (Taraf de Haïdouks) Romanian band, formed 1989
Kostas Hatzis - Greek musician
Eugene Hütz - Ukrainian singer, guitarist, writer and actor
Natalia Jiménez - (born 1981) Spanish pop singer (Portuguese mother of "Cigano" descent)
Kal - Romani world music Band from Serbia
Ketama - Spanish new-flamenco band
Cher Lloyd - British international pop singer/rapper of Romani descent.
Angel Jordanov Kapsov - (1957-2014) Bulgarian pop-folk singer
Didem K?nal? - Turkish belly dancer and singer
Sasha Kolpakov - (born 1943) Russian guitarist
Mónika Juhász Miczura - Hungarian folk singer
Fapy Lafertin - Belgian jazz guitarist
Biréli Lagrène - (born 1966) French jazz guitarist, violinist and bassist
Denny Laine - British musician ( The Moody Blues, Wings)
Félix Lajkó - (born 1974) Hungarian-Serbian violinist and composer (part Romani)
Roby Lakatos - Hungarian violinist
Tony Lakatos - Hungarian saxophonist
Albert Lee - (born 1943) London-born and -raised country rock guitar legend. His father is Romanichal. 
Pyotr Leshchenko - Russian (born 1858-1903)
Joe Longthorne - (born 1955) English singer and impressionist
Los Niños de Sara - French (Spanish origin, Iberian Kale) rumba and flamenco singers and guitar players
F?nic? Luca - (1894-1968) Romanian musician* Georges Boulanger - (1893-1958) Romanian violinist
Gabi Lunc? - (born 1938) Romanian singer (Urban L?utareasc? Music)
Aggelopoulos Manolis - (1939-1989) Greek singer and actor
Sofi Marinova - Bulgarian singer
Boban Markovi? - Serbian brass bandleader and trumpet player
Jerry Mason - American rock singer, guitarist and songwriter
Alfonso Mejia-Arias - (1961-) Mexican musician and activist. 
Irini Merkouri - (born 1981) Greek pop singer
Ionic? Minune - Romanian accordionist
Carlos Montoya - (1903-1993) Spanish flamenco guitarist
Ramón Montoya - (1889-1949) Spanish flamenco guitarist
Ferus Mustafov - Macedonian saxophonist
Nicolae Neac?u ("Culai") - L?utar, was the leader of Taraf de Haïdouks
Mary Nótár - Hungarian musician
Gerg? Oláh - Hungarian singer
Ginesa Ortega - Spanish flamenco singer
Isabel Pantoja - Spanish singer
Ivo Papazov - (born 1952) Bulgarian jazz clarinetist
Aladár Pege - (1939-2006) Hungarian jazz musician
Pere Pubill Calaf "Peret" - (1935-2014) Catalan Spanish singer, guitar player and composer
Zlata Petrovi? - Serbian pop folk singer
Robert Plant - (born 1948) English singer and songwriter (former vocalist of Led Zeppelin). Romanichal mother
Valentina Ponomaryova - (born 1939) Russian singer
Romica Puceanu - (1928-1996) Romanian singer (Urban L?utareasc? Music)
Gigi Radics - Hungarian singer
Johnny R?ducanu - (born 1931) Romanian jazz musician
D?ej Ramadanovski - born 1964 in Belgrade (former Yugoslavia), modern Serbian folk singer "
Rayito" Antonio Rayo - Spanish Guitarist, singer and composer. Father Gitano (Iberian Kalo) and Japanese mother
Esma Redzepova - (1943-2016) Macedonian singer and songwriter
Babik Reinhardt - French guitarist
Django Reinhardt - (23 January 1910 - 16 May 1953) Belgian-born jazz guitarist and composer
Nicolas Reyes (born 1958) - Franco-Spanish singer, guitar player; lead singer for the Grammy Award winning group Gipsy Kings, a band made up mostly of members of his extended family
Reyhan - (1986-2005) Bulgarian singer
Jimmy Rosenberg - (born 1980) Dutch swing guitarist
Marianne Rosenberg - (born 1955) German singer and songwriter. Daughter of German Gypsy who survived Auschwitz.
Sabicas - (1912-1990) Spanish flamenco guitarist
Sinan Saki? - Serbian Folk singer of Romani descent
Florin Salam - Romanian musician
Tanja Savi? - Serbian pop-folk singer
Paulus Schafer - (born 1978) Dutch jazz guitarist
Tchavolo Schmitt - (born 1954) French jazz guitarist
Hüsnü ?enlendirici - Turkish musician
Selim Sesler - (1957-2014) Turkish clarinetist
Harri Stojka - Austrian jazz guitarist
Wally Tax - Dutch rock singer, of The Outsiders. Son of a Dutch father and a Russian Romani mother
Tomatito - Spanish flamenco guitarist
Manuel Torre - (1878-1933) Spanish flamenco musician
Mariska Veres - (1947-2006) Lead singer of the Dutch rock group Shocking Blue. Daughter of Hungarian Romani violinist Lajos Veres and Franco-Russian mother
Ion Voicu - (1923-1997) Romanian violinist and orchestral conductor, founder of Bucharest Chamber Orchestra
M?d?lin Voicu - Romanian musician
Sotis Volanis - Greek singer
Ronnie Wood - British musician 
Yuri Yunakov - Turkish-Bulgarian musician
Joe Zawinul - Austrian musician. His grandmother was a Hungarian Romani, and his grandfather was from southern Moravia
Eeki Mantere - Finnish musician
Remu Aaltonen - Finnish musician Andy McCoy - Finnish musician
Cinema and theater
^ *Harold Lush - USA Romani Activist of AGRI & Political Candidate Years 2006 & 2014.
"Members of IRWA". International Romani Writers Association (IRWA). Archived from the original on 16 July 2009 . Retrieved 2009.
McWilliams, Vera (2007). . Published by READ BOOKS. pp. 476 pages. Lafcadio Hearn ISBN 978-1-4067-2796-8 . Retrieved 2009.
"My Current Bio". Romano Kopachi, the Romani Tree. Archived from the original on 20 January 2012 . Retrieved 2012.
"David Morley blog". University of Warwick.
Roma rap: Meet Connect-R. Euronews. 9 September 2010
Watts, Derek; Eric Clapton (2008). . McFarland. pp. 4-10, 14, 17. Country boy: a biography of Albert Lee ISBN . 978-0-7864-3658-3
"Famous Gypsies". Imninalu.net . Retrieved 2017.
Interview: Ronnie Wood | Music | The Guardian. The Guardian. 25 August 2007.
Naranjo, Pablo (13 February 2018). "Alba Flores, una actriz de raza que no se anda con tonterías". Chit Chat Post (in Spanish). Quokkers S.L. Archived from the original on 12 August 2019 . Retrieved 2018.
"Müller Sinti". Badische-zeitung.de . Retrieved 2017.
"Manchester City's Jesus Navas revealed by brother and Bury midfielder Marco - Daily Mail Online". Mail Online. 20 August 2013.
"Famous Romani players in world football - Romea.cz". Romea.cz . Retrieved 2017.
British sports minister Richard Caborn wants Spain coach Luis Aragones to be punished after his latest outburst. BBC. 2 January 2005.
Reyes is gunning for glory, . 31 January 2004. The Guardian
"Yul Brynner, Michael Caine, Charlie Chaplin, fotbalistul Michael Ballack, printre romii celebri în lume". 6 June 2012.
"Lo sapevate che Joaquìn Cortés è un rom?" (PDF). la Rupubblica (in Italian). 5 June 2012 – via www.siti.chiesacattolica.it.