Super Rats plays lautari music, from the Gypsy neighbourhoods of dusty old Bucharest. This rich tradition combines many influences: raw Balkan village folk, intricate Gypsy and Turkish music, old central-European restaurant and cafe repertoire, and even jazz. At the centre of the band’s sound is the cimbalom, a giant dulcimer with 145 strings, ably supported by accordion, violin, and double bass.
After over a decade of study in Romania with master traditional musicians, cimbalom player Tim Meyen formed Super Rats. The band presents virtuosic, no-holds-barred music from the golden age of Romanian urban folk. Cine știe cunoaște!