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Grigoraș Dinicu, fiddler of genius — A portrait signed by Niko G.

For Niko G, fiddle music has been a part of her life, marking the beginning of her career. She wanted to sing so much because her brother, a fiddler, did himself very well, cheering up people at weddings and baptisms.

Mrs. Elena Radu was the first to encourage these young people to express their artistic talent, and both brother and sister had been involved in their school’s music troupe. Gradually, these teenagers got used to the public and started to compete for people’s hearts and ears.

As an young artist, Niko had the opportunity to sing fiddle and Roma music twice with Damian & Brothers. That’s how her desire to return one day to the stage was born. Needless to say, for Niko G, the freedom to have one’s own music means a lot, as this text about one of the heavy, legendary figures of fiddle music indicates:

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Creative teenagers and young adults who grew up in Ferentari neighborhood in Bucharest write articles about Roma culture, with editorial guidance, as part of “Avdives, Khetanes!” (translation “Today, together!”) project implemented by Amfiteatru Foundation.

“Avdives, Khetanes!” aims to increase inclusion and develop the premises for a better quality of life for Roma children in Belin commune, Covasna county and in Ferentari marginalized neighbourhood (Sector 5, Bucharest).

The project is implemented by Amfiteatru Foundation in partnership with Belin Community Development Association for Belin commune and by Amfiteatru Foundation in partnership with the City Hall of Sector 5 for Ferentari and benefits from a 856.678 euros grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the SEE and Norway Grants as part of the Local Development Program.