Roma – Middle Eastern
Actress and singer
Dasha Grady is a European actress and singer. She made her debut in
Ireland’s gypsy and jazz scene in 2018. In 2019 she toured in Greece
and Spain with local musicians. In her professional work, she has
embraced the term “gypsy” to reclaim the term in a positive light.
Her work often draws inspiration from her own interfaith and
multicultural upbringing, including elements within Judaism and Islam,
and the Pagan roots of both religions. Dasha speaks and performs in
multiple languages. She is outspoken about the original diaspora of Roma
people in India, the Middle East and Spain, inspired by Tony Gatlif’s
cinematic depiction of the same subject, correcting the limiting belief
that Roma culture belongs only to the Balkan countries.