Born of Roma (gypsy) heritage, Manolis Angelopoulos struggled against bigotry for most of his career. Although his recordings were embraced by the Roma community, Angelopoulos had difficulty reaching a larger audience. Angelopoulos' influence began to spread throughout Greece following his death in 1988. Two years later, Fiesta released three volumes of self-titled albums that reprised his early recordings. On the tenth anniversary of his death in 1998, an entire issue of Nitro magazine was devoted to him and a nationally broadcast television show honored his contributions to Greek music.
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