The “Beloe Vino / Krasnoe Vino” album release took place on the 8th of October in Moscow.
The Russian capital welcomed Zdob si Zdub and the band’s friends with warm and sunny weather… perfect for a walk, a boat trip or for reading in the park. Surely nobody forgot about the main mission… Sound check – checked, now heading to the Moldovan restaurant, “La Taifas”, recently opened in a very scenic spot on the Moscow river, where the mass-media representatives were already waiting impatiently for the start of the press conference. Traditional decorations, sounds, tastes, smells… non traditional way of holding a press conference: the talks regarding the album, the past experiences and the future plans, were combined with a master class on Moldovan kitchen. Roman and Mihai were the chefs, describing and showing how one can cook a good mamaliga (corn flour dish), mujdei (garlic sauce), tocanitsa (stew)… sour cream and sheep cheese were not missing. When everything was ready, all were invited to feast. And surely good Moldovan white and red wine was served.
Everybody happy – changing the location to Club “B2”. The night started with funk sounds from the band “Cuibul” – an already legendary Moldovan band, very good friends of “Zdob si Zdub” and special guests for this evening. Surprise-surprise, Roman on stage with “Cuibul”, performing the hit “Doina Rock’n’Roll” – the live featuring had the audience in raptures.
Shamanic music, low light, one by one Zdod si Zdub is in front of a very cheerful audience. The show was divided in two parts. Firstly, all the songs from “Beloe Vino / Krasnoe Vino” album were played live, for the first time outside the rehearsal room, an absolute premier. The ones present at the concert were receptive to the new songs and merrily sang along to the covers of Russian hits - rock, pop and folklore music. Zdob si Zdub succeeded to ingeniously deliver the initial message and attitude of the songs blended with own musical personality.
A loyal audience deserves proper treatment: once the presentation was over, the Zdubs’ “classics” show started. All together – a two hour gig, filled with loads of positive energy, active dancing on stage and surely on the dance floor. Seemed like the musicians were rediscovering their songs and they were fully enjoying it and the audience was grateful, reacting accordingly.
Of course the night ended in the morning.
On the second day, in Club “Concert” – the same exclusive track list, but in a more intimate atmosphere. Besides the female vocals of Aliona Triboi on several songs, this time, Zdob si Zdub was also joined on stage by Trio Erdenko whose voices you’ve heard on “Videli Noch”.Good or bad, but the plan is to perform the most of the songs from the freshly released album only at its presentations… Zdubs are getting ready for Kiev, Sankt-Petersburg, native Chisinau and other cities. The next one is in Kiev, on the 29th of October, don’t miss it.