Gogol Bordello: The Amazing Gypsy Sounds by Martha Vincent

Gogol Bordello: The Amazing Gypsy Sounds

byMartha Vincent

Kobo ebook | July 15, 2014

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Combining elements of punk, gypsy music, and Brecht-ian cabaret, Gogol Bordello tells the story of New York's immigrant diaspora through debauchery, humor, and surreal costumes. Leader and singer Eugene Hütz's taste in music was spun out of black-market tapes of the Birthday Party and Einstürzande Neubauten in his native Ukraine. After being evacuated to Western Ukraine in 1986 following the Chernobyl disaster, Hütz became enamored of the mystical, outsider qualities of gypsy music. Living as a refugee in Poland, Hungary, Austria, and Italy before moving to the United States in 1993, he experienced life as an outsider himself.

 

The group's early gigs involved playing straight gypsy music at Russian weddings, but their music soon evolved into the hyper-kinetic explosions that earned them a solid following amongst New York's downtown hipsters.

Title:Gogol Bordello: The Amazing Gypsy SoundsFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:July 15, 2014Publisher:Martha VincentLanguage:English

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ISBN:9990045458946

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