Drăghici is a Senator in the Romanian Parliament and also an advisor on Roma issues to the Prime Minister. He is a former musician, best known as a nai player and is a noted exponent of this instrument in the world of jazz. He started to play lăutărească music in the family and tried an array of instruments before settling on the nai at the age of ten.
United States of America Berklee College of Music
In 1996 Drăghici auditioned for faculty members visiting Athens from the Berklee College of Music in Boston lieutenant offered him a full scholarship and he began to study with George Garzone, Jerry Bergonzi and Hal Crook.
Following graduation from college with a Magna Cum Laude majoring in Jazz Performance, he relocated to Los Angeles where he started working with major Hollywood film composers, music producers and some of the best musicians in the world. He worked on his first major Electric and Music Industries release, Damian"s Fire with the London Symphony Orchestra and highly acclaimed musicians such as Vinnie Colaiuta, Dave Weckl, Abraham Laboriel, Neil Stubenhaus, Jimmy Johnson (bassist), John Robinson (drummer), Mike Miller (guitarist), Ramon Stagnaro, Luis Conte and Oscar Castro Neves.
In 2004, Drăghici joined James Brown, Joe Cocker, reggae star Shaggy, Cyndi Lauper, Zucchero, Gipsy Kings, Roger Hodgson (Supertramp) and The Pointer Sisters for one of Europe"s most esteemed musical events, the Night of the Proms tour. On 12 November 2010 he showcased his ability to perform some of the most challenging jazz tunes on pan-flute live on stage in a Bucharest concert together with clarinet player Eddie Daniels and vocalist Diane Schuur.
At the 8 May 2011 Classical Meets Jazz event Drăghici and violinist Nigel Kennedy performed together in the Palace Square.
The repertoire included classical, jazz and Romanian folk music This was his last public performance as he announced his withdrawal from the music scene. Damian & Brothers project
One of the purposes of “Damian & Brothers, Filarmonika Rromanes” was to change the negative perception and stereotypes of the Romani minority through their music
In June 2012, Drăghici was appointed State Councillor on Roma Issues to the Prime Minister of Romania.
In the European Parliament election, 2014, he was one of two Roma candidates elected. Along with Soraya Post.
On 9 December 2012 he was elected a Member of the Romanian Parliament in the Senate.