Maria Răducanu

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Maria Răducanu
Maria Răducanu

(1967-11-03) November 3, 1967 (age 51)
Years active1984–present

Maria Răducanu (born 3 November 1967, Huși, jud. Vaslui[1]) is a self-taught[2] Romanian ethno jazz[3] singer-songwriter, noted for her vocal range[4][5] and considered as representative of the new Romanian jazz.[6] She mixes[7] jazz with Romanian folk music,[8] songs by Maria Tănase,[9] to whom she has been compared,[5] fado[10] and European music from the 16th century.[11]


  • Ziori (Tzadik, 2010) with Marc Ribot (guitars, bass) and Nicolai Adi Chiru (2nd guitar)
  • Pure Music (The End Film, 2008) with Krister Jonsson (guitar)
  • Troika – Chansons Russes (Arbore Sonor, 2005) with Maxim Belciug (guitar)
  • La Tarara – Chansons Espagnoles (Arbore Sonor, 2005) with Maxim Belciug (guitar)
  • Cantece din Rasarit / Chants du Levant (Institut Francais de Bucarest, 2005) with Jan Roder (bass)
  • Lumini (La Strada Music, 2004) with Mircea Tiberian (piano)
  • Viata Lumij (2003) with Mircea Tiberian Quartet
  • Colinde (La Strada Music, 2002) with Vlaicu Golcea (double bass) and Sorin Romanescu (guitar)
  • Pe vale (La Strada Music, 2002) with Vlaicu Golcea (double bass) and Sorin Romanescu (guitar) (nominated in Romania for the best jazz creation award)

Special contribution[edit]

Maria Răducanu received an offer from The Walt Disney Company, and she provides the Romanian voice of Ariel, in The Little Mermaid (TV series) (1992– Ager Film), and in 2005 in the classic eternal Disney dubbing, The Little Mermaid.[12][13]


  1. ^ "Interviu cu Maria Raducanu". Castelul Bran (in Romanian). February 9, 2009. Retrieved January 5, 2011.
  2. ^ "Maria Raducanu: cant asa cum traiesc". 121 (in Romanian). March 22, 2006. Retrieved January 5, 2011.
  3. ^ "Wall to wall behind the wall". Romanian Cultural Institute New York. Retrieved January 6, 2011.
  4. ^ "Maria Raducanu". Timeout. Retrieved January 6, 2011.
  5. ^ a b Virgil Mihaiu (2007). "Maria Raducanu". Steaua. Retrieved January 6, 2011.
  6. ^ "Maria Răducanu "i-a vrăjit" pe suceveni cu vocea ei". News Bucovina (in Romanian). April 17, 2009. Retrieved January 5, 2011.
  7. ^ Ioan Cristescu (1 July 2005). "Muzica: Maria Raducanu si muzica straveche" (in Romanian). ZF. Retrieved January 6, 2011.
  8. ^ "România frumoasă : Maria Răducanu". Surpriza (in Romanian). August 6, 2010. Retrieved January 6, 2011.
  9. ^ Jaime Menchen. "Maria Tănase, Renewer of Romanian Folk Music". Stakeholders in Action. Retrieved January 6, 2011.
  10. ^ Gabriela Melinescu. "Poetica jazz-ului românesc". Romania literară. Retrieved January 6, 2011.
  11. ^ "Cântece din peninsula siberică, cu Maria Răducanu şi Maxim Belciug". Artboom. Archived from the original on July 8, 2012. Retrieved January 6, 2011. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  12. ^ "Cartoon Network, Walt Disney Network si HBO ?invata" romaneste la sincronul eroilor de desene animate".
  13. ^ | Concert: Live Maria Raducanu (RO) & Krister Jonsson (SWE), Brasov, 2015 (in Romanian)

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