August 3, 2007


Gogol Bordello: A multicultural musical melee: The 'gypsy-punk' band is garnering buzz, and fans, for its fiery blend of rock and gypsy music. Even Madonna is smitten. (Dmitry Kiper, 8/03/07, The Christian Science Monitor)

Besides Hütz's mix of Ukranian and Romany blood, Gogol Bordello members are Russian, Israeli, Ethiopian, American, Taiwanese, and Chinese. "All members bring their own beauty," accordion player Yuri Lemeshev says in Russian.

Because his dad was a musician, Hütz always had a guitar in the house. He listened to his dad's tapes of The Doors, The Rolling Stones, and Russian bard Vladimir Vysotsky. He also developed a deep love for punk – bands like The Clash and The Stooges. After leaving Ukraine with his parents as a teen, Hütz spent two years in refugee camps in Poland, Hungary, Austria, and Italy. When the family arrived in Vermont in 1992, he pursued punk rock with a "doubled passion." Six years later, he moved to New York and formed Gogol Bordello.

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Posted by Orrin Judd at August 3, 2007 5:24 PM

no comments?
No talent!
This is just terrible!

Posted by: Mike at August 3, 2007 9:48 PM

I love Gogol Bordello! Another "multicultural musical melee" would be Manu Chao, I think. Check out this e-card with links, music and videos, and see if you agree with me!!

Posted by: Gogol Chau fan at September 17, 2007 6:21 PM