Sandu Ciorba

Alexandru Ciorba, known as Sandu Ciorba is a Romanian Roma singer from Cluj-Napoca, Romania, singing Romani traditional music.

In 2013 he surprisingly became a YouTube celebrity in Poland. Polish viewers were attracted by his music videos described as a parody of manele music style, collecting millions of views from Poland.[1] Under some of his videos, 90% of comments were in the Polish language. This phenomenon is summarized by a comment (in Polish) under his hit "Dalibomba": "It is a piece of sh*t, but I am watching it for the fifth time".[2] (As of 2021, "Dalibomba"[3] has over 40 million views) The title of the hit was quickly phonetically translated in Polish as "Wielka dzika bomba" ("Huge Wild Bomb"), a perfect match for the hit's content.[1] In 2015 Romanian press widely commented on the fact that Huffington Post UK tongue-in-cheek nominated Ciorba's hit "Pe cimpoi" ("On Cimpoi" or "By Cimpoi"; over 43 million views[4]) " the weirdest video on the internet".[5][6] The tune of "Pe cimpoi" draws upon Transylvanian folklore tunes.[1]

These parody style songs is only part of Ciorba's work. In particular, he cooperates with manele singer Nicolae Guță.[1] His songs appeared several films. Sandu Ciorba cooperates with Viper Production music studio devoted to Romani music.[7]


  • 2007: Fără adversari Vol.2 (with Nicolae Guță), Viper Productions, iTunes [8]
  • 2008: Fără adversari Vol.3 (with Nicolae Guță), Viper Productions, iTunes [9]
  • 2012: Fără adversari Vol.4 (with Nicolae Guță), Viper Productions, iTunes [10]
  • 2015: King of Gipsy Music, Viper Productions, iTunes[11]
  • 2017: Fără adversari Vol.5 (with Nicolae Guță), Viper Productions, iTunes [12]

Some songs of Sandu Ciorba were included in various collections of Roma music by Viper Productions.


Sandu Ciorba's songs have appeared in several films.


  1. ^ a b c d "Wielka, dzika bomba", by Witt Wilczyński, April 1, 2013
  2. ^ INTERIA.PL. "Sandu Ciorba: Rumuński Weekend?".
  3. ^ Dalibomba on YouTube
  4. ^ Pe cimpoi on YouTube
  5. ^ "VIDEO "Huffington Post": "Pe cimpoi" a artistului Sandu Ciorba, nominalizare pentru "cel mai ciudat videoclip" de pe internet".
  6. ^ "Music Videos Are Different In Romania", by Ryan Barrell, The Huffington Post UK
  7. ^ (, Autoportret.RO. "Despre-viper-production - Viper Production".
  8. ^ ""Cine e la Mine-n Gand" from Fara Adversari Vol. 2 by Nicolae Guta & Sandu Ciorba on iTunes". 1 December 2007.
  9. ^ ""Smechera" from Fara Adversari Vol. 3 by Nicolae Guta & Sandu Ciorba on iTunes". 1 December 2008.
  10. ^ "Fara adversari Vol.4 by Nicolae Guta & Sandu Ciorba". 17 December 2012.
  11. ^ "King of Gipsy Music by Sandu Ciorba on iTunes". 3 July 2015.
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2018-01-25. Retrieved 2018-01-24.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  13. ^ "Charlie Countryman (2013)" – via
  14. ^ Liberté original soundtrack (Liberté is the French title for the movie Korkoro)
  15. ^ "Transylvania (2006)" – via

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