Hard-hitting, multi-cultural music from Israeli-born New York residents Balkan Beat Box return to the UK in October 2013 after their explosive performance at WOMAD festival and sold out show at Islington Academy 2012.
They’ll perform at London’s Scala and Concorde 2 in Brighton.
Founded in 2005 by Ori Kaplan (previously of Gogol Bordello) and Tamir Muskat (of Firewater) Balkan Beat Box burst out of New York City’s underground in 2005 introducing the world to their distinctive brand of electronic dub and Gypsy Punk.
In 2006 frequent collaborator Tomer Yosef was appointed frontman, galvanizing audiences with his wild stage presence and infectious energy. This confirmed BBB’s reputation as a formidable live act, seeing them become a favourite of audiences and critics alike the world over.
Combining a solid rhythm section of hip hop, funk and reggae influences with exotic brass, earth shattering bass and experimental electronics, Balkan Beat Box provide the perfect soundtrack for Yosef’s trailblazing vocal delivery. The result is an intoxicating and intense sonic assault which takes no prisoners and makes no apologies for its outspokenness.
Balkan Beat Box are passionate about the power of music to make positive change. In the spirit of great protest artists Woodie Guthrie, Bob Dylan, The Clash and Rage Against The Machine they harness their anger about injustice and corruption in the world and draw influences from across the globe to create a powerful and vibrant music. What’s more they deliver it with an intensity and joie de vivre that has to be seen to be believed.
BALKAN BEAT BOX
3rd October 2013
Venue: Scala London
Time: 7.30pm until 11pm
Admission: £17 in advance. 18+
Tickets: www.ticketweb.co.uk 08444 771 000 or Scala box office between 10am and 6pm Mon-Fri for ticket purchase (not collection)
To buy tickets online, go to: https://www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/KWI0310