BALKAN BEAT BOX
Blending electronic music, hip hop beats, and hard-edged folk music from the Balkans, North Africa, and the Middle East, the internationally acclaimed collective Balkan Beat Box is out to prove that the entire world is, indeed, a stage. Featuring members of NYC's premier underground bands including Firewater, Gogol Bordello, J.U.F, Big Lazy, Shot'nez, Victoria Hanna. and DJing around the world. Collaborating with VJ's and MC, Vocalist, Percussionist Tomer Yosef, the BBB show came to life.
BBB is a natural reaction of musicians who wanted to erase political borders. On the dance floors from NYC to Middle East. From Berlin to Macedonia to Bloomington Indiana to Tokyo to Jerusalem to San Francisco to Bordeaux and Brussels. People are listening and moving to the new BBB sound.
Accomplished with tools and disciplines (extreme instrumentalism, DJ'ing accross the globe) and a strong urge to create a new musical breed that surpasses the old reality borders and takes just people and culture in their extended roots from East to South, From Romania to Yemen, Balkans to North Africa, Ramallah to Tel Aviv, around our little Mediterranean pond there is more common to us then the news and politicians let people think.
With deep knowledge of their own Mediterranean roots as well as other cultures and In collaborations with artists from Bulgaria, Macedonia, Morocco, Spain, Israel, and Palestine and through events synchronized with VJ's, BBB has created a magical show. BBB is just off an amazing summer tour through Bonnaroo, Central Park Summerstage, Paris, Switzerland, Berlin, and Tel Aviv, from where they called into NPR's The World last week to talk about playing in Israel during wartime and what it felt like to be Israelis touring the world this summer. Don't miss this rare opportunity to see BBB in your city!
MD: Their music is very cool, we really like them! They are touring the US and Europe, at the link below you can see the locations and the dates of the tour, you should really attend one of their performings!