Born in Atlanta, Georgia and singing
since the age of 3, Angelina Sarantis
comes to us with something completely
different from what most of us music
lovers are accustomed to; unique artist-
ry. In an era where a protocol of redund-
ancy prevails the pop and alternative airwaves, Angelina has created a genre all her own; Pop-Rock with a worldly twist, wholly encompassed by her band, Gypsy Pearl. Gypsy Pearl's eclectic sound boasts of the ethnic influences from Angelina's upbringing in a highly musical and festive atmosphere. Angelina was influenced by her family-owned dinner and dance club called "The Grecian Village" in the 70's where her father played in the house band and her mother would occasionally bellydance. Additional musical influences stem from growing up listening to everything really, such as; The pop culture 80's queen herself, Madonna. She grew extremely fond of Madonna during her teens and identified with her free spirit and consistent messages of self-expression as a woman. Cindy Lauper, Cher, Prince, Pearl Jam, Incubus, Elvis, Peter Gabriel, Alanis Morisette, Live, and Sting are just a few incredible artists that make up a diverse palette of influences that have definitely helped to form Gypsy Pearl Music. Angelina is a professional bellydancer and enjoys playing her Egyptian pearl inlay djembe drum. She is also influenced by the Middle Eastern rhythms of bellydance and world drumming music ancient and modern.