Since the mid 90's Zdob și Zdub combines the hardcore and Moldovan folklore in a unique and elegant way, offering a spectacular live show. Call them ethno-rockers, if you wish! Add some hip-hop, drum'n'bass, jungle, punk - an original music crossover, the meeting point of urban intensity and rural spirit. This charismatic band leaves deep traces in Moldova’s music history, however feeling at home in front of any audience it reaches.
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A long lasting stage experience
Zdob și Zdub performed in more than 20 European countries, from small clubs to big festivals. Over the years, Zdob și Zdub opened for renowned bands like: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Emir Kusturica & No Smoking Orchestra, Korn, Biohazard, Rollins Band, Rage Against The Machine, Soulfly, The Garbage, Fun Lovin' Criminals and many others. In order to bring additional authenticity to its sound, Zdob si Zdub recorded songs, but also played live, with traditional singers as Vasile Dinu (MC Vasile, from Romania), Osoianu Sisters (Moldova), Trio Erdenko (Russia).
October 2010 brought an entirely Russian album, called Beloe Vino / Krasnoe Vino. The album includes Russian versions of some of their own songs, and cover versions of folklore and other songs. Moreover, the band has been working on exclusively new material sung in English and Romanian that in the near future will be presented to the public. It is the result of the band’s and producer’s (Marc Elsner) hard-work and creative quest.
Preparing for the big night
At the moment, Zdob și Zdub are busy conquering Europe on an extensive promotional tour, which recently took the musicians to Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, and Turkey. They have also recently released a new version of So Lucky, and a new video clip is due to be released within the following days, too. You can already get a glimpse of the creative souvenirs prepared especially for the Eurovision Song Contest (pictured above).
Find out more about Zdob și Zdub on their official participant profile, and on their official website dedicated to their participation in the 2011. Eurovision Song Contest. The band also maintains their own Eurovision blog. Don't forget to check out the official preview video of So Lucky below: