Teroborona is a term for Civil Defence Units formed of civilians who stood up to protect Ukraine. Many of my artist and musicians friends had to pick up arms and join Teroborona. This is a dedication to their courage and to the courage of all defenders. The song is rooted in Ukrainian traditional dance “Arkan”, one of true Ukrainian Hutzul spirit. All proceeds will go to Ukraine relief.
Lyrics feature shout outs to specific units of Teroborona in various Towns olin Ukraine.
artdopomoga.com, the Ukrainian volunteer resource, has released its first compilation!
‘Artdopomoga Ukraine Vol.1’ (2022) includes a new Gogol Bordello track ‘Teroborona (Civil Defense)’, which was recorded in the early days of the war.
Also featured is Mandry’s ‘Towers’, recorded on a phone during combat duty in defence of Kyiv.
The compilation includes unique material from legendary bands of the Ukrainian indie scene: Dakhabrakha, Dakh Daughters, Grozovska Band, Hudaki Village Band, Mama Diaspora, Perkalaba, all created during Ukraine’s struggle Ukraine for freedom and independence. It was compiled, curated and mastered by Derbastler, with cover art by Oleksii Ovchinnikov.
All proceeds from the release will be used to support Ukraine. Get yours here.
Gogol Bordello returns to London for a very special show on Saturday, July 16 at Electric Brixton. As the final show of the European tour, £5 of each ticket purchased will be donated to Care.org’s Ukrainian Crisis Response.