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authors: ZDOB SI ZDUB – duration: 04:07

An Editor’s pick by our new corespondent Paul Alexander, who is always on the hunt for obscure user generated music videos:

“Today no vlog on petty individualistic lives, but a clip on the merits of collectivism. Soviet life was not all misery, darkness and terror. Communism also had its share of entertainment. And rightly so: why shouldn’t toiling masses dance and listen to music? Since all Soviet workers in a recent past were peasants dancing folk dances in the woods, singing harvest songs in the fields, much of popular culture is drenched in folklore. A lot of footage from Soviet times is now available on the Internet and we capitalists are able to see for ourselves that life in the USSR could be very entertaining indeed!

We bring you a clip of the etno hardcore band Zdob si Zdub from the former Soviet state Moldova, poorest of all European countries. It is an enlightening parody on Soviet popular culture, with elements of collective farming, model factories and un-hip celebrities with heavy-rimmed glasses.”

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Website Zdob si Zdub: CLICK HERE
More on Zdob si Zdub: CLICK HERE
Zdob si Zdub meets Monty Python: CLICK HERE
More on Moldova: CLICK HERE
More on Moldovan Wineculture (wine is their only export product): CLICK HERE