Gig Alert: Balkan Beat Box

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Balkan Beat Box
"Part of the Glory" **This song was available for download for a limited period and is now stream-only.**
Playing on Saturday at Celebrate Brooklyn! at the Prospect Park Bandshell
(Prospect Park West and 9th St., Park Slope)
Get: Tickets (Free; $3 suggested donation) | Directions 

The Brooklyn-via Israel global pop trio Balkan Beat Box emerged in 2005 as part of the early aughts explosion of New York-based Eastern European brass-fueled dance bands that included Gogol Bordello and Slavic Soul Party, among others. Members Ori Kaplan, Tamir Muskat and Tomer Yosef create an energetic (and often politically-charged) electronic blend of Mediterranean melodies, global rhythms and hip-hop beats.

Download Balkan Beat Box’s latest single, “Part of the Glory,” an eight-bit coupé-décalé-inflected party starter from its fourth LP, Give, and check out the music video for the song below. The group plays Celebrate Brooklyn! with the Chilean cumbia outfit Chico Trujillo and the Brooklyn Brazilian drumming crew Nation Beat on Saturday night.