Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Balkan Beat Box live in Israel (and heading your way)

I just downloaded the latest Balkan Beat Box album, Nu Med, from eMusic yesterday. Great stuff. I had a really annoying report to write at work and needed a little pick-me-up about half-way through it. Nu Med delivered and had me happy and bouncing for the 2 hours it took to write 20 word responses to 234 technical questions about my companies technical capabilities. sigh.

I've written about Balkan Beat Box a couple of times, most specifically in this post. But if you haven't run across them before, here's their band description...

"BBB makes connections that politics often keep separate. Jewish, Gypsy, Arabic, and American are united by hip hop beats and dancehall toasts. BBB’s musical hitch-hiking continues as they mix things up with dub and electronics, juxtaposed with ancient Moroccan and Mediterranean melodies. The band’s uncategorizable sound gives equal weight to soulful acoustic timbres and digital rhythms creating a uniquely organic sound with electronic elements."
Here's a recent video of the BBB guys whooping it up in Israel in their current world tour. Check out their MySpace Page for the schedule.

בלקן ביט בוקס בתל-אביב. Balakn Beat Box Live ל-

Hat Tip to Israeli website YosMusic.com for posting the video. Check out other YosMusic videos here.

1 comment:

Keith said...

Balkan Beat Box tour cancelled!


MARCH 4, 2008 – NEW YORK, NY – JDub Records artists Balkan Beat Box were turned away from the border, which forced them to cancel the remainder of their scheduled US dates, including a much anticipated performance at the Langerado Festival in Florida this week. Ticket refunds will be available at the point of purchase. The band sincerely apologizes to those fans that had been looking forward to seeing Balkan Beat Box bring the house down.