Gogol Bordello

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Gogol Bordello is an American punk band from the Lower East Side of Manhattan, formed in 1999 and known for theatrical stage shows and persistent touring. Much of the band's sound is inspired by Gypsy music mixed with punk and dub. The band incorporates accordion and violin (and on some albums, saxophone).

Artist’s Statement:

Gogol Bordello’s task is to provoke audience out of post-modern aesthetic swamp onto a neo-optimistic communal movement towards new sources of authentic energy.

With acts of music, theatre, chaos, and sorcery Gogol Bordello confronts the jaded and irony-diseased.  Out treatment of traditional material is freewillous, but is not irony driven and thus real. 


Our theatre is chaotic and spontaneous and because of that is alarming.

From where we stand it is clear that world’s cultures contain material for endless art possibilities and new mind-stretching combination, raw joy and survival energy.  We chose to work with Gypsy, cabaret and punk traditions.  It’s what we know and feel.  And many more are possible that can make the beloved statement of post-modernism “everything is been done” sound as an intellectual error.

The troubadours of neo-authentics are coming as a trans-global Art syndicate family that has never been witnessed before.