Balkan Hipsters

Balkan Beat Box -  Nu Med
Balkan Beat Box – Nu Med
Balkan Beat Box

Nu Med (JDub Music, 2007)

American band Balkan Beat Box is generating a lot of interest in the North America and Europe. The group combines Jamaican dub, hip hop and Balkan music. The Balkan influences include brass music, Klezmer and Gypsy sounds backed by global electronica.

Balkan Beat Box is led by former Gogol Bordello member Ori Kaplan and Tamir Muskat, who live in New York. They are part of an Eastern European immigrant scene that has added a new component to New York’s world music scene. 

If you enjoy festive dance music led by saxophones and clarinets, you should check out this CD.

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Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites and Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for TelevisiĆ³n EspaƱola (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.