Artist: Angela Similea & Cornel Constantiniu
Title: Te-aud mereu
This lovely song was released in 1976, but I became aware of it as part of the soundtrack of the excellent Romanian film ‘4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days’ (4 luni, 3 saptamâni si 2 zile), which I would highly recommend. Directed by Cristian Mungiu and winning the Palme d’Or at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival, this film wasn’t even nominated in the 2008 Oscars Foreign Language category – the mind boggles! This ridiculous oversight caused the rules to be changed in how the Foreign Language films are chosen – rightly so!
Angela Similea is still performing, as far as I know, and I look forward to investigating more of her work.