Gogol Bordello - covering, Eastern-European Folk Post Punks Total Gadjos play originals, traditionals, and pop chart toppers.
Influenced by Nick Cave, Tom Waits, and Johnny Cash, Total Gadjos do for Eastern European folk what Gogol Bordello did for Romani music and the Pogues did for Irish folk. They rev it up to punk speed and power while maintaining the melodic sense of the original sound and use the accordion, sax, trumpet, clarinet and sometimes violin for Eastern European folk authenticity. Total Gadjos celebrate Eastern European Folk music's confident freewheeling party songs and emancipate the music's oppressive songs by molding their sexist and racist lyrics into perseverance anthems.
Art type: Live Music
Music type: Original Music
What this Artist plays most of the time
Home base: Calgary
Appeals most (but not limited) to: Teens, University Students, Young Adults, Adults, Seniors
Top Venues Performed/Exhibited *
Jack Singer Concert Hall - pre-show artist for Goran Bregovic Wedding and Funeral Band
Ironwood Stage & Grill - sold out show with The Plaid Tongued Devils