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Zdob Şi Zdub


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Zdob şi Zdub [pron. ZDOB-shi-ZDOOB] is a Moldovan band, based in Chişinău (Republic of Moldova), whose work for the last several years combines elements of hip-hop (especially sampling) and hardcore punk with traditional Romanian music and gipsy music. The name is onomatopoeic for the sound of a drum beat. The band represented Moldova in the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest, finishing 6th.
Band history

Band history

The band was formed in 1994. Various line-ups, initial sound rather hardcore and lyrics mostly in Russian, played at “10 Years After Chernobyl” Action in Chişinău, warmed up for Rage Against the Machine at the Learn to Swim II Festival in 1996; the recording of that festival includes their “В доме моем” (“V dome moiom”, “In My House”) in Russian, and “Hardcore Moldovenesc” in Romanian.

Around 1998, their sound began to change, embracing traditional Romanian/Moldovan music and with lyrics entirely in Romanian.

On August 14, 1999, Zdob şi Zdub played as part of the Russian MTV-Party, held on Red Square in Moscow, along with Russian bands “Gorky Park” and “IFK” and US band The Red Hot Chili Peppers.

The band has toured extensively, mostly in Russia, Ukraine, Moldova, and Romania, but also in Germany (1998) and the Netherlands (2000), and more recently in Serbia, Hungary, and Italy. On January 31, 2001, in Moscow, “Zdob şi Zdub” performed with the legendary musician and film director Emir Kusturica and his “No Smoking Orchestra”.


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  • Zivan-Jimmy

    Salut bratja!! Pogledao sam Ždob Si Ždub samo na EXIT festivalu 2008. a nisam na KUSTENDORFU 2010.. Nadam se da ću vas pogledati još neki put. Uzdravlje iz Srbije i Pankčeva grada!!!

    19 May 2014 Reply
  • HaHaHaYoureDead

    зажгли один раз на трибьюте "Кино", а потом продолжили бесконечно повторять один и тот же прикол с дудками. Ну сколько уже можно, ребята, а?

    8 Mar 2014 Reply
  • JessyInChains


    18 Nov 2013 Reply
  • ppgirls

    Кынтымия кыскыргиту!

    5 Jun 2013 Reply
  • Roy__Strang

    Hardcore Moldovenesc единственный вменяемый альбом потом как с цыганами повелись так в хуйню и скатились

    6 Mar 2013 Reply
  • bolt1987

    I fuckin love this band!

    30 Nov 2012 Reply
  • incultojurgis

    These guys + Epic Sax Guy = Moldova wins Eurovision 2013.

    15 Nov 2012 Reply
  • ArtyJSimpson

    А кавер на Dragoste din tei есть у них?

    14 Apr 2012 Reply
  • ArtyJSimpson

    На одной сцене с Biohazard?? Еще и в 97 году) да я же еще в школу не ходил!!!

    14 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Hammer_heart

    Недавно узнал. Пока нравится. Заметка со слюнями и соплями радости здесь -

    9 Feb 2012 Reply
  • Versetty2005

    Правильный тег - Zdob şi Zdub Исправьте пожалуйста в своих тегах.

    19 Jan 2012 Reply
  • worst_astronaut

    Полное говно.

    28 Jun 2011 Reply
  • Porpentina

    v That's a good idea.

    15 May 2011 Reply
  • Maagikki

    Moldova doesn't need to hold a competition to see who goes to the Eurovision. Just keep sending Zdob Şi Zdub.

    14 May 2011 Reply
  • JackKosturko

    so lucky!!!! go go go moldova!! :D :D

    13 May 2011 Reply
  • OviTeodor

    noi am facut mamaliga si am baut jin!

    19 Mar 2011 Reply
  • Choppy_MD

    best band in Moldova <3 they could be more popular if they would have released a full english-language album.. though, here in ex-soviet countries they are very popular =)

    27 Dec 2010 Reply
  • ArinaCretu

    Visit the band's renewed website ... has a lot of new stuff, like Roman's blog, the latest album is available for streaming etc.

    3 Nov 2010 Reply
  • Cyanide69

    Hardcore Moldovenesc!:D

    3 Jul 2010 Reply
  • japko

    one of my most favourite band :) btw my name is zdyb - zdob si zdub si zdyb :D

    17 Jun 2010 Reply
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