Fugu Dugu is a female-led Eastern European gypsy punk rock band inspired by the fields of Moldova, the mountains of Romania, railroads of Ukraine and Russia, with a touch of Klezmer and Americana. Born in Chicago in 2017 and conceptualized by Grammy-winning violinist and lead singer Olya Prohorova and Chicago singer-songwriter Mark Adkison, Fugu Dugu has been performing a combination of original and timeless Eastern European songs across the Midwest. With its style deeply rooted in the folk traditions of Eastern European melodies, Fugu Dugu songs are sung in three languages – Romanian, Russian, Ukrainian and English. Fugu Dugu is often referred to as “female Gogol Bordello.” Originally a duo, in2021 Olya Prohorova and Mark Adkison expanded the band by adding bass and drums. In 2023 the band performed together with the “GodFather of Ukrainian rock and folk-rock music” Oleg Skrypka and he called Olya “a genius violin player”. First band album “Last Lunatic” is released in May 2024