Zdob Si Zdub
Date of birth : -
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Chişinău, Moldova
Nationality : Moldavan
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-05-14
Zdob şi Zdub is a Moldovan band, based in Chişinău, whose work for the last several years combines elements of hip-hop (especially sampling) and hardcore punk with traditional Moldovan music and Roma music. The name is onomatopoeic for the sound of a drum beat. In English the name is sometimes rendered "Zdob shi Zdub" and this is how their work is catalogued at iTunes and elsewhere. The band represented Moldova in the Eurovision Song Contest 2005, finishing 6th and will once more represent Moldova in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Germany with the song "So Lucky".
Eurovision Contest 2011 - Zdob si Zdub "So Lucky" :
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 2005, 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.
In February 2011, the band once again won the right to represent Moldova in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Germany.
View the full website biography of Zdob Si Zdub.