Music: The Gypsy King; Gogol Bordello's Eugene Hutz Reveals How He Came to Work with Madonna Interview
Byline: GAVIN MARTIN
Earlier this year, Ukrainian-born Eugene Hutz and his band Gogol Bordello appeared onstage with Madonna at Live Earth. Their show-stopping collaboration on La Isla Bonita was the latest remarkable step in one of the most heartwarming, barrier-breaking success stories of the century. And now, Eugene and his band have just completed work on a Madonna-directed movie entitled Filth And Wisdom, partly based on their life and times.
Back in the early 1990s, Hutz - real name Evgeny Aleksandrovitch Nikolaev - emigrated to Burlington, Vermont from the former Soviet state after Ukraine had experienced the Chernobyl nuclear disaster and the collapse of communism. Eugene scraped a living any way he could, at one time even cleaning car windows …
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Publication information: Article title: Music: The Gypsy King; Gogol Bordello's Eugene Hutz Reveals How He Came to Work with Madonna Interview. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Mirror (London, England). Publication date: October 26, 2007. Page number: 9. © 2009 MGN LTD. COPYRIGHT 2007 Gale Group.
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