Ori Kaplan

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2012

    Live: Balkan Beat Box Party In The Park

    Balkan Beat Box Celebrate Brooklyn! at the Prospect Park Bandshell Saturday, June 16 Better than: Having to fight for the right to party. Balkan Beat Box have made nearly a handful of fine records, but they're no match for the power of the party band's live show. It's probably a measure of how fus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2011

    Download: Balkan Beat Box's Riotous, Ebullient "Look Them Act"

    ​Tireless culture-clashers Balkan Beat Box can shout "dance, motherfucker, dance" in 20 different languages. Their third album, Blue Eyed Black Boy (Nat Geo/Crammed Discs), is a sweat-soaked all-night smash-up of dancehall rhythms, sputtering electro textures and hip-hop swagger, all imbued wi ... More >>

  • Music

    May 8, 2007

    Chiri Biri Bim, Chiri Biri Bop

    The Israel–New York pipeline yields a fresh crop of serious jazz talent

  • Music

    September 20, 2005

    Craft and Lies

    From Senegal to Austin T-X clear evidence of cooperation between or among principals

  • Music

    May 24, 2005

    The New Apprenticeship

    Learning the real-world lessons of the jazz musician's life in a university setting

  • Music

    August 31, 2004

    Inter-Century Freundschaft

    Where the fuck is for example the Z100, gangsta-rock, and Merina-Senegalese fusion?

  • News

    May 7, 2002

    Gogol a Go-Go

    Eugene Hütz's Gypsy Punk Cabaret Takes New York

  • NYC Life

    May 29, 2001


    In Search of a Cool-Blue Note

  • Music

    June 20, 2000