|Birth name||Elena Gabriela Luncă|
|Born||16 October 1938|
|Died||2 April 2021 (aged 82)|
|Genres||Manele, Romani folk, Christian music|
Her father was also part of the lăutari, a very respected violinist because he was a "notist" (he knew how to read music). Her mother died when she was very young and this left a major impression on her life; many of her songs deal with the "mother" theme.
In the later part of her life, Gabi Luncă converted to Pentecostalism and started singing exclusively religious music.
She was married to the great accordionist Ion Stan-Onoriu.
- "Gabi Luncă a murit. Artista era internată cu COVID-19". www.digi24.ro. Retrieved 5 April 2021.
- Beissinger, Margaret (2016). Giurchescu, Anca; Speranta, Radulescu (eds.). Village Manele: An Urban Genre in Rural Romania. p. 241. ISBN 9781442267084.
Gabi Lunca (b. 1938) is a well-known Romani singer…
- Jurnalul Național - Gabi Luncă collection edition - April 16, 2007
- Jurnalul Național - Gabi Luncă collection edition - June 23, 2008