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BALKAN BEAT BOX performs the song "SHOUT IT OUT" for BalconyTV.
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PRESENTED BY NICK STUBBLEFIELD
“When Ori Kaplan, Tamir Muskat and Tomer Yosef open up their Balkan Beat Box, an entire universe of exotic sounds spills out.” - LA Weekly For over a decade now, ambassadors of groove Balkan Beat Box have kept the world party bumping with deft and exuberant stylistic cross-pollination, and a smoldering lyrical flow. With each entry in its oeuvre, BBB has crafted wildly imaginative grenades of enlightenment and garnered critical acclaim, an engaged fanbase, and earned the respect and admiration of other artists.
BBB draw from their Eastern European heritage, the smash-your-idols traditions of punk rock and free jazz, the undeniably rugged beats and production of hip-hop, the intrepid textural approach of electro, along with international flairs of Mediterranean, reggae, cumbia, Morrocan, and Balkan music traditions. What comes out of this bold cross-cultural and pan-genre discourse is a soundtrack for riots in the streets and a rallying call for the dance floor.
Balkan Beat Box coalesced in the mid 2000s around the core trio of saxophonist Ori Kaplan, percussionist Tamir Muskat, and singer Tomer Yosef. Each of the three musicians in BBB is a visionary with a distinct perspective essential to the BBB vibe. Together in BBB, the trio, plus an extended family of trusted collaborators, have issued five vibrantly varied albums. Their work has been sampled by Jason Derulo, rapper Mac Miller (produced by Diplo), collaborated with Stargate and Fifth Harmony, and their music most recently appeared in FIFA 17 and in the Andy Samberg movie Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping.
In addition, as a collective and individually, members of BBB have worked with platinum-certified artist Asaf Avidan, Yemenite singing trio A-WA, and had placements in Hollywood feature films. The BBB album catalog represents a profound artistic continuum that’s high on concept, politics, and authenticity.
CREDITS / SPONSORS
Producer/Talent Booker: Cindi Avnet
Field Producer: Yael Kempe
Videographer: Diego Ferrés
Recorded by: Mateo Barragan
Recorded by: James Schumacher
Mixed by: Mateo Baragan
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