My good friend, Alex Wesley just informed me of the inspiration of the new Gogol Bordello album due to release. To my surprise and elation Eugene Hutz, lead singer of Gogol Bordello announce the inspiration of his new album is going to be the following video ! So stoked to see the outcome !
Gurage is an ethnic group in Ethiopia. According to the 2007 national census, they number 1,867,377 people (or 2.53% of the total population of Ethiopia), of whom 792,659 are urban dwellers. The Gurage people inhabit a semi-fertile, semi-mountainous region in southwest Ethiopia, about 150 miles southwest of Addis Ababa. Their homeland extends to the Awash River in the north, the Gibe River (a tributary of the Omo) to the southwest, and to Lake Zway in the east. The Gurage ethnic group has usually been said to consist of three distinct subgroups, Northern, Eastern and Western, but the largest grouping within the Eastern subgroup, known as the Silt’e, have not necessarily considered themselves to be Gurage, and in a referendum in 2000 they voted unanimously to break away from theGurage Zone within the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People’s Region, forming their own autonomous region.