"manele" , sg "manea" Unfortunate mixture of influences of Gipsy. Turkish, Arabic, Romanian & Greek traditional music and pop music, of no artistic value. Has been popular in the last decade in Romania and other countries from Eastern Europe, but lastely is starting to lose ground.
Most of the Manele lyrics are illogic, gramatically incorrect and basically consist of the "big guy" braging about his wealth and "value", about his (probably in his dreams!) ability to pick up chicks,while wishing his ennemies to die of jealousy, or lamely whining about his chick who has left him and deserted his heart.
Interprets of manele distinguish themselves by having freaky and ridiculous stage names such as "Sorin the Golden Kid" or Vali the Storm" (in Romanian it sounds a lot worse, believe me!!!!) and by wearing totally unstylish/non-matching clothes in manner of gangsta wannabees (pathetic wanabees, I mean!), big and equally unstylish gold jewleries and at least one ton of hair gel.
A singer or fan of manele is called "manelist"; someone who hates them is "antimanelist"-in Romania, the puyblic oppinion is mostly divided among those two groups.
"Antimanelisti" are usually emo, goth, punk, hipsters or simply smart guys
A lot of radio stations and TV chains in Romania refuse to play manele