425 Lafayette Street
New York City, New York 10003

Wednesday July 13
7:30 PM
$15 in advance, $20 at the door

The Balkan Beat Box was formed in 2003 and is spearheaded by Ori Kaplan and Tamir Muskat. This performance-meets-dance party generates a whirlpool of ecstatic energy. The Balkan Beat Box digs into the new fresh possibilities of electronic music mixed with folk music from North Africa, Israel, the Balkans and Eastern Europe. The Balkan Beat Box views Jewish music with fresh eyes: as a continuing cultural dialogue. The dialogue can take the form of a clash of cultures, and sometimes it is the natural progression of many young artists' Diaspora experience. At other times it is Israeli with all the music that lives there - Arabic, Sephardic, Hassidic ? a true melting pot with never-ending sources of inspiration. The Balkan Beat Box was recently presented for the first time in Israel, where it received rave reviews and a tremendous audience reaction. ?Balkan Beat Box brings a modular audio-visual show, incorporating electronic esthetics with Balkan music... Things broke into a wild party that was more of a dialogue between the audience and performers, feet were stomping, arak was flowing...? Habama JDub Records will release BBB?s long awaited eponymous debut this fall. This is their only US show this summer!

There will be a second show at 9:30 pm

Added by elconde on June 30, 2005

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