.Be Our Guest: Gogol Bordello


Pioneering gypsy punk band Gogol Bordello exists on the fringes, both musically and culturally. Playing high-energy tunes rooted in Roma music, rock, world, cabaret and punk, the band is more of a movement than a music group. With a global fan base that dismisses national boundaries and stylistic differences, the group pursues its stated mission to “provoke audience[s] out of post-modern aesthetic swamp onto a neo-optimistic communal movement towards new sources of authentic energy.” On the band’s new album, Pura Vida, Gogol Bordello furthers its mission to bridge disparate worlds and create a global citizenry.

INFO: 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20. Catalyst, 1011 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz. $30. 423-1338. WANT TO GO? Go to santacruz.com/giveaways before 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 16 to find out how you could win a pair of tickets to the show.


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Cat Johnson
Cat Johnson is a writer and content strategist focused on community, collaboration, the future of work and music. She's a regular contributor to Shareable and her writing has appeared in dozens of publications, including Yes! Magazine, No Depression, UTNE Reader, Mother Jones and Launchable Mag. More info: catjohnson.co.
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