Zdob și Zdub

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Zdob și Zdub is a moldovan band created in 1994, based in Chișinău, whose work for the last several years combines elements of hip-hop (especially sampling) and hardcore punk with traditional Romanian music and Roma music. The name is onomatopoeic for the sound of a drum beat. The band represented Moldova in the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest, finishing 6th.

The band was formed in 1994. They have gone through various line-ups. Their initial sound was rather hardcore, and the lyrics were mostly in Russian. They played at "10 Years After Chernobyl" Action in Chișinău, 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 U.S. band 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 și Zdub" performed with the legendary musician and film director Emir Kusturica and his "No Smoking Orchestra".

The video of their song "Bună Dimineața!" ("Good Morning"), a tongue-in-cheek evocation of the agro-romanticism of the Stalinist-era Soviet Union and its satellites was awarded Romanian video clip of the year (2001) at the "Televest" Festival in Timișoara, Romania. The following year they won the equivalent MTV Romania Video Music Award for "Țiganii și OZN" ("The Gypsies and the UFO").

On February 26, 2005, the band won a national pre-selection contest to claim the right to represent Moldova in its first ever appearance at the Eurovision Song Contest, with their song Boonika Bate Toba ("Grandmamma is beating da drum-a"). On May 19 they performed fourth in the running order of the semi-final and came up sixth in the grand final on May 21.

On September 30, 2007 the band appeared on Michael Palin's New Europe shown on BBC 1 in the UK.
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Albums

Zdob și Zdub - Hardcore Moldovenesc album art Zdob și Zdub Hardcore Moldovenesc (Album) Feelee, Feelee Russia 1997 Sell This Version
Zdob și Zdub - Tabăra Noastra album art Zdob și Zdub Tabăra Noastra (Album) Feelee Russia 1999 Sell This Version
Zdob și Zdub - Remixы album art Zdob și Zdub Remixы (Album) Feelee Russia 2000 Sell This Version
Zdob și Zdub - Agroromantica album art Zdob Si Zdub* Agroromantica (Album) CD Land Ukraine 2001 Sell This Version
Zdob și Zdub - 450 De Oi album art Zdob [Si] Zdub* 450 De Oi (Album) A&A Records Moldova, Republic of 2003 Sell This Version
Zdob și Zdub - Ethnomecanica album art Zdob [Si] Zdub* Ethnomecanica (Album) Cuibul Romania 2006 Sell This Version
SZCD 7038-10 Zdob și Zdub - Белое Вино / Красное Вино album art Zdob și Zdub Белое Вино / Красное Вино(CD, Album) Союз SZCD 7038-10 Russia 2010 Sell This Version
Zdob și Zdub -  Basta Mafia! album art Zdob [Și] Zdub* Basta Mafia! (Album) Asphalt Tango Records Germany 2011 Sell This Version
0316 Zdob și Zdub - 20 De Veri  album art Zdob și Zdub 20 De Veri (CD, Album) Mediapro Music 0316 Romania 2015 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Zdob și Zdub - Boonika Bate Doba album art Zdob [Si] Zdub* Boonika Bate Doba (Single) WEA, Warner Music Austria Moldova, Republic of 2005 Sell This Version
none Zdob și Zdub - So Lucky album art Zdob și Zdub So Lucky(CD, Single) Cuibul none Moldova, Republic of 2011 Sell This Version
- Zdob și Zdub - La Carciuma De La Drum album art Loredana* & Zdob și Zdub feat. Skizzo Skillz Loredana* & Zdob și Zdub feat. Skizzo Skillz - La Carciuma De La Drum(File, MP3, Single, 320) Mediapro Music - Romania 2016
- Zdob și Zdub - Ursul album art Zdob și Zdub Ursul(File, MP3, Single, 320) Mediapro Music - Romania 2017
- Zdob și Zdub - Omul Liliac album art Zdob și Zdub Omul Liliac(File, MP3, Single, 320) Mediapro Music - Romania 2018
- Zdob și Zdub - Balkana Mama album art Zdob și Zdub feat. Loredana* & Legalize Zdob și Zdub feat. Loredana* & Legalize - Balkana Mama(File, MP3, Single, 320) Mediapro Music - Romania 2018
- Zdob și Zdub - India Ma Cheama album art Zdob și Zdub India Ma Cheama(File, MP3, Single, 320) Mediapro Music - Romania 2019

Compilations

Zdob și Zdub - От Хардкора До Романтики album art Zdob și Zdub От Хардкора До Романтики (Comp) Feelee Russia 2002 Sell This Version
RMG 1670-MP3 Zdob și Zdub - Zdob Si Zdub - MP3 album art Zdob Si Zdub* Zdob Si Zdub - MP3(CD-ROM, Comp, MP3) RMG Records RMG 1670-MP3 Russia 2005 Sell This Version
S&V 093 Zdob și Zdub - Избранное album art Zdob și Zdub Избранное(CD, Comp, Promo) Stereo & Video S&V 093 Ukraine 2006 Sell This Version
ТФН - CD479/06 Zdob și Zdub - Лови Настроение Рок-Н-Ролл album art Zdob Si Zdub* Лови Настроение Рок-Н-Ролл(CD, Comp, Enh) Фирма Грамзаписи Никитин ТФН - CD479/06 Russia 2006 Sell This Version

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