Perseverance carries us through the most turbulent, traumatic, and trying of times. When all hope seems lost, it shines a light from the inside that’s impossible to extinguish.
That light also burns bright at the heart of Gogol Bordello.
Since 1999, the band have consistently riled up audiences with an inimitable patchwork of raucous punk and Eastern European Gypsy-swing. Since then, these sonic insurgents have been on the verge of infiltrating the mainstream, remaining undeniably embedded within the zeitgeist. A multicultural band that combines Eastern, Western and also Latin traditions, they’re the rare force who could light up stages alongside System of a Down and Primus, go on Warped Tour alongside Rancid and Dropkick Murphys, duet with Regina Spektor, cut an album with Rick Rubin or Steve Albini, or appear in art house films such as Liev Schreiber’s Everything Is Illuminated with Elijah Wood or Filth and Wisdom helmed by Madonna. Gogol Bordello is also the subject of several documentaries, including Gogol Bordello Non-Stop, The Pied Piper of Hutzovina, and a new one in the making.