ZMEI3

ZMEI3

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Zmei3 (pronounced zmay-tray) is a Romanian group whose eccentric sound melds together elements of Romanian folk, soul, blues, jazz, and avant-garde. Fronted by powerhouse vocalist Paula Turcas, a former opera singer, and featuring vibraphonist Oli Bott, guitarist/lyricist Mihai Victor Iliescu, and double bassist Arnulf Ballhorn, the band's unusual name is inspired by zmeu (zmei plural), a supernatural half-dragon/half-man creature from Romanian mythology. Their intense and often... Read more

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