WBUR: For Ukrainian American artists, music made in the U.S. can benefit a country under attack

The long-running, self-described “gypsy punk” band Gogol Bordello had just finished recording its first new album in five years in February. Days later, Russia began its full-scale invasion of Ukraine, where the band’s frontman Eugene Hütz was born and raised.

“We realized we had to get more Ukrainian voices involved,” says Hütz. “So we’re adding collaborations with the Ukrainian poet Serhiy Zhadan, and the singer Sasha [Zaritska] from the band KAZKA.” READ MORE