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Balkan Beat Box


Combining eclectic saxophone playing with electronic beats and world rhythms, Balkan Beat Box is a seemingly natural fusion of traditional world-musical styles and catchy dance-inspiring tunes. Formed by Ori Kaplan (of Gogol Bordello fame) and Tamir Muskat (formally of Firewater), and rounded out by Tomer Yosef, the trio blends saxophone, drums, and electronic programming, sampling and mixing, resulting in a multicultural rave of ethnic proportions, and one wild dance party. The group opens for Lauren Mann & The Fairly Odd Folk and Rusted Root.

Balkan Beat Box performs Thursday, June 21, 5 p.m. as part of Party in the Park at the Riverside Festival Site (Exchange Boulevard). $2.