According to the band, Balkan Beat Box has “roots firmly planted all around the Mediterranean rim and their solid rock and reggae foundations…their name, their personal history, and the enthusiastic media and audience reactions suggest a link with the so-called Gypsy Rock movement, but their scope is reaching way beyond that.”
The New-York based trio transcend limited musical categories and instead seek to create and coincide with a new sort 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.”
“Balkan Beat Box are an awesome live band, and their energetic live shows have become legendary. They’ve been making crowds go wild at major festivals such as Bonaroo, Roskilde, Paleo etc, and will be touring again around the world throughout the year.”
At the Bogota show, the band will also be playing with hot Colombia cumbia fusion band Bomba Estereo, at 10PM on Friday. Tickets start at $42 dollars each, and the show promises to rock the house in the event titled “Ruido 2011.”
**Update** The Medellin concert was originally planned to be held at the Jardin Botanico, as a 2PM pinicic show. However, due to weather conditions the band will now be playing at the Coliseo Cubierto at the Universidad Pontificia Boliviariana (UPB) will also feature Colombian bands: Systema Solar (Bogota), Frente Cumbiero (Bogota), La Recontra (Bogota), and Gordo’s Project from Medellin. Tickets are available starting at $35 dollars via TuBoleta.com.