Eugene Hütz

Gogol Bordello – Gogol Bordello in Concert at Radio 104.5’s Performance Theatre in Bala Cynwyd – July 26, 2013 – Radio 104.5’s Performance Theatre – Bala Cynwyd, PA, USA – Photo Credit: Paul Froggatt / PR Photos

Birth Name: Yevheniy Oleksandrovych Nikolayev

Place of Birth: Boyarka, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union (now Ukraine)

Date of Birth: 6 September, 1972

Ethnicity: Ukrainian, Lithuanian, Servitka Roma, Russian

Eugene Hütz is a Ukrainian-born American singer, composer, disc jockey, and actor. He is the lead singer and guitarist of punk band Gogol Bordello. He co-starred in the film Everything Is Illuminated.

Eugene was born in Boyarka, in present-day Ukraine. His father is described as being of Ukrainian and Lithuanian, and/or sometimes Russian, descent, and his mother is said to be of Ukrainian and Servitka Roma ancestry. His family hid their Romani background until Eugene was fifteen years old, due to anti-Romani sentiment.


2 Responses

  1. madman says:

    “Hütz grew up in Kyiv and says his family is a mix of Ukrainian, Romany and Lithuanian”

    “Hütz’s journey began in Boyarka, Ukraine, where he was born to a Ukrainian-Lithuanian father, a butcher by trade, and a mother who was half Servitka Roma, a subgroup of Romani.”

  2. liaasunshinecrazy says:

    Cool mixed :)

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