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About Rein Mercha

Dutch singer Reinard Dewus -- known as Rein Mercha -- found fame as a contestant on television talent show Blood, Sweat & Tears in 2013. Born in The Hague in 1963, the singer is of Sinti Romani descent, and this culture has heavily influenced his gypsy-folk music style. His first release came in 2010 with Vuur, which contained songs performed in his native Sinti language. No stranger to TV, Mercha appeared as the central figure of a 2004 documentary titled I Sunni, which translates as The Dream, alongside an appearance on Dutch program Gypsy Girls in 2012. In 2013, Mercha made his appearance on the Dutch talent show Blood, Sweat & Tears, where he finished in second place, but ended the contest with a large fan base. Following his success on the show, Mercha's fame grew and he released Vol Passie & Emotie, which took the number one spot in the Dutch album charts. ~ Scott Kerr

The Hague, The Netherlands
27 February 1963