IMMIGRANT SONG: An Interview with Gogol Bordello’s Eugene Hütz
by Adam Perry for Denver Westword 12/12/2018
Gogol Bordello lead singer Eugene Hütz has lived all over the world — an experience that influences his songwriting. Born in Ukraine, the musician, who is of Romani heritage, fled persecution as a seventeen-year-old refugee with his family and arrived in Vermont in 1992. Since then, he has spent time in Brazil and Argentina, but mostly New York City.
“I came to the States essentially to go to New York,” Hütz says. “I just couldn’t afford to live in New York straight off the bat, so I waited some years and learned my English, and then moved to New York without a dime. At that point I had a language, you know?”
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