EUGENE HUTZ is Ukrainian-born singer, composer, disc jockey and actor, most notable as the frontman of the Gypsy punk band Gogol Bordello.
In 1999, Gogol Bordello released their debut full-length Voi-La Intruder, produced by Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds drummer Jim Sclavunos. In September 2002 the band released their second album Multi Kontra Culti vs. Irony. Next album "J.U.F." is a collaboration between Gogol Bordello and Tamir Muskat released in 2004 by Stinky Records. In 2005 the band released the E.P. East Infection followed later that year by the SideOneDummy debut "Gypsy Punks: Underdog World Strike", recorded by Steve Albini. Gogol Bordello's next offering, Super Taranta! (produced by Victor Van Vugt) became one of their most critically acclaimed releases with music critic Robert Christgau calling Gogol Bordello "the world's most visionary band." Their next album, Trans-Continental Hustle produced by Rick Rubin, was released 2010 The band's sixth studio album, Pura Vida Conspiracy, was released in 2013, followed by their seventh, Seekers and Finders, produced by Eugene Hutz in 2017.
Gogol Bordello's live shows and Hütz's stage presence have earned them invitations to places such as The Whitney Museum in New York, The Tate Modern in London and the Venice Biennale in Italy. Gogol Bordello has played events such as Riot Fest, Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Glastonbury, Roskilde Festival, Reading, Virgin Mobile Fest, Leeds, Bumbershoot, Austin City Limits Music Festival, Byron Bay Bluesfest and A Campingflight to Lowlands Paradise and more
Web Site - http://www.gogolbordello.com
HUDAKI VILLAGE BAND
Nine musicians from the Ukrainian Carpathians, this is the HUDAKI Village Band. Their voices resound with heart and soul during day and night-long wedding parties. Like their forefathers – Jewish, Ruthenian and Romany bands from the Maramures region – they know how do one task perfectly: make people happy! Their wild rhythms lend fleetness of foot to dancers both young and old. They seem to lift above the dance floor, in pairs or bigger circles, and soon they look as if they are flying over the ground in a circling levitation.
Once the village people have exhausted themselves on the dance floor, they sit together singing old ballads telling horrible and marvellous stories, which only real life can offer. Hudaki are masters of the alchemy of musical-vibrating happiness. In 16 years of performing in hundreds of festivals and concert halls across Europe, the band has learned to make their archaic, night-time moments of happiness accessible to the uninitiated. In the Maramures region, a mountainous area of South-west Ukraine on the border with Romania and Hungary, village musicians are called hudaki. Various ethnic musical influences make the traditional music multifaceted and unique. Archaic Slavic vocal tradition, Romanian melodies, Jewish rhythms and Romany temperament blend together in a local cross culture that has evolved over centuries of living side by side.
DakhaBrakha — is world-music quartet from Kyiv, Ukraine. Reflecting fundamental elements of sound and soul, Ukrainian «ethnic chaos» band DakhaBrakha, create a world of unexpected new music.Having experimented with Ukrainian folk music, the band has added rhythms of the surrounding world into their music, DakhaBrakha has played concerts and performances and has taken part in numerous international festivals in Ukraine, France, Great Britain, Ireland, Austria, Slovenia, Netherlands, Belgium, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Rumunia, Italy, Spaine, Portugal, Greece, Germany, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Norvegia, Belarus, Georgia, Hungary, Poland, Chine, Australia, USA, Canada, Columbia, New Zealand, Brazil.
Web Site - http://www.dakhabrakha.com.ua
Yuriy Gurzhy was born in Ukraine and currently lives in Berlin. He is a musician, DJ, producer and radio broadcaster. Together with the German-Jewish writer Wladimir Kaminer he founded the now legendary 'Russendisko' club events, toured around the world and compiled five CDs as a part of that project. His next compilation, 'Shetl Superstars' (2006) was dedicated to funky Jewish sounds from around the world, whereas for "Revolution Disco" (2010) he selected the anthems of the modern revolutionaries. From 2000 to 2006 Gurzhy hosted the music program “Russendisko Klub” on Radio MultiKulti in Berlin.
When he is not busy DJ-ing or putting together compilations, Yuriy sings and plays guitar with RotFront. The band released three albums and tours extensively throughout Europe, playing all the major festivals and venues.
Together with Lemez Lovas (ex-OiVaVoi, Yiddish Twist Orchestra) he founded “Shtetl Superstars” (their CD 'Shengen Visa Wedding' was released in 2014). He also collaborated with Shantel, Alec Kopyt, Amsterdam Klezmer Band, 17 Hippies, Perkalaba, Zhadan & Sobaki, MaMa Diaspora and Russkaja, among many others.
In January 2016 Yuriy started a new monthly party in Berlin called "Born In UA", dedicated to ukrainian music in all its variety. His newest compilation, "Borsh Division - Future Sound Of Ukraine" was released by Trikont on April 1st, 2016.
Yuriy Gurzhy's latest production is "Who Was Essad Bey?", recorded and performed with Daniel Kahn and Marina Frenk under the name The Disorientalists.
https://www.facebook.com/YuriyGurzhy Web Site -http://www.rotfront.com/
The music of "GrozovSka Band" is a merciless mix of jazz, fado, Latin American motifs, Balkan, Ukrainian and Gypsy melodies.