Click to view the image full size. Maria Tanase is like no other Romanian singer as symbole for Romanian Folklore Music. Though her recordings were taken a long tome ago, she is still popular in Romania and even known beyond the boundaries, what is somewhat less typical when it comes to traditional Romanian music. Ironically, Maria Tanase was accused by the Romanian anti-Semitic and fascist movement of the Iron Guard to alienate the “authenticity” of traditional music from Romania and destroyed several recordings of her.

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