Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Balkan Beat Box - Make Music, Not War
Balkan Beat Box, an Israeli band from NYC, is a group that really transcends categories by creating a new breed of 21st century music that is deeply connected to their folk upbringing, yet forward-thinking - which appeals to audiences across the geographical and stylistic borders.
They established their own unique sound by fusing the musical styles of Mediterranean and Balkan traditions with hip-hop, dancehall beats, and Jamaican dub. Balkan Beat Box’s goal was to take ancient and traditional musical traditions and fuse those with hip-hop in order to create a new mix of musical styles out of the traditional world music context that would appeal to listeners in a club or a dancehall.
We featured a Balkan Beat Box jam in our Off Broadway Show - ¡GLOBAILE! Live at the Zipper Factory. Here is a video from their latest album "Blue Eyed Black Boy".
This video is an awesome cartoon adventure that speaks on the ongoing Israel-Palestine conflict. MAKE MUSIC - NOT WAR!