Vera Bila, Czech Roma Singer, Dies at 64

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Czech singer Vera Bila, dubbed the Ella Fitzgerald of Gypsy music or the Queen of Romany, has died. She was 64.

The Romea.cz server that writes about Roma points says she died Tuesday morning of a coronary heart assault in a hospital in Plzen. A member of her band, Jan Bendig, confirmed her dying on Facebook.

Known for her trademark fusion of Gypsy music laced with Latin, jazz and pop influences, Bila and her band Kale (Blacks) carried out in entrance of sellout crowds across the globe whereas her albums had been launched throughout Europe, in Israel, and the United States.

In current years, Bila’s profession suffered setbacks resulting from well being points and a playing drawback.

She was planning a comeback tour resulting from begin on Friday.