MARIA TĂNASE the romanian legend
MARIA TĂNASE represents the soul and spirit of popular Romanian music in the 20th Century. Her deep, rich voice has become immortalized in the distinguished contribution she has made to the Romanian folk tradition. Tanase's powerful performing style, with its unique vocal timbre and sense of melodrama, enabled her to reflect the urban cosmopolitan culture of a Bucharest, which in the 30s and 40s people called the "Paris of the East". In her life's work, Tanase gave the Romanian folk tradition an extended and more contemporary lease of life. This, together with her enormous personal appeal, lead to her becoming a revered idol of the Romanian people.