Background information
Origin Vodnjan, Croatia
Genres World rock music
Years active 1980 (1980)–present
Labels Artistra Records/ Spona
Members Edi Maružin
Čedomir Mošnja
Edin Pecman
Boris Mohorić
Romano Hantih
Martin Šikman
Gianluca Antonini
Sara Queiroz
Ana Antolović
Jimi Grgić
Emmanoele da Silva

Gustafi are a Croatian folk rock band formed in Vodnjan, a small town in Istria, in 1980. The band was founded by Edi Maružin, Vlado Maružin, Čedomir Mošnja, Igor Arih and Livio Morosin and was originally called Gustaph y njegovi dobri duhovi. They released their first album titled V in 1985.

The band is known for their eclectic style which combines Istrian folk music and rock, along with blues and Tex-Mex influences. They are considered one of the most prominent examples of the so-called ča-val (Cha Wave), a type of pop rock music accompanied with lyrics sung in the chakavian dialect spoken in Istria, which became popular in the mid-1990s in Croatia (other notable performers of ča-val are Alen Vitasović and Šajeta).


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