Music video: Balkan Beat Box sings “Move It”


This video took me by surprise.  If you’ve never heard of the group, well, neither had I.  Here’s part of their Wikipedia entry: “Co-founders Ori Kaplan and Tamir Muskat met in Brooklyn as teenagers. Both had grown up with music and Kaplan had been a klezmer clarinetist, while Muskat was a drummer in a punk rockband. They began playing together but had trouble finding a style that they felt represented themselves, so they decided to create one. They established their own unique sound by fusing the musical styles of Mediterranean and Balkan traditions with hip hop and dancehall beats. The group was extremely influenced by Jamaican dub, another influence visible in their hybrid musical form.



To paraphrase the Stones: it’s only klezmer punk Balkan dub hip-hop, but I like it.





About Loren Williams
Gay, partnered, living in Providence, working at a local university. Loves: books, movies, TV. Comments and recriminations can be sent to

One Response to Music video: Balkan Beat Box sings “Move It”

  1. I loved them live. They’re extremely energetic 🙂

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