Combining assorted flavours from all around the Mediterranean with solid rock+reggae foundations, this New York-based band are one of the electro/world sensations of the last three years.

Although the media have associated them with the so-called Gypsy Rock movement, their roots are reaching way beyond that: they blends Greek guitars, Arab & Bulgarian guest singers, Balkanoid horns and elements of ragga and hip hop. Balkan Beat Box are an awesome live band, they've been making crowds go wild on all major festivals they appeared at,  around Europe and North America B-B-B is centered around  saxophone player Ori Kaplan, drummer/ ...

News

New Decade, New Crammed Discs


So what new joys await from Crammed in this, the first year of the second decade of the century?


First up is the finest work yet from the three-headed, dancefloor-conquering powerhouse known as BALKAN BEAT BOX. Blue Eyed Black Boy, their second full album for Crammed, is out in early March, and tour dates will follow very soon...

Also ready to roll with exciting new material are LONELY DRIFTER KAREN, whose wondrous second album Fall Of Spring finds their pan-European songcraft moving to the next level. Tanja, Marc and Giorgio will be as active on the road as ever this year, keep an eye out for live announcements...

Next up, all hail the Springtime return of the mighty KONONO No.1, with their follow-up to the seminal first volume of the Congotronics series (speaking of which, there should be some more exciting news to report for "Congotronics" fans in the near future)...

And finally there's the long-awaited new CIBELLE record to look forward to – Las Vênus Resort Palace Hotel is a wildly exotic masterpiece, and should be with us in April.

Much more news on all these mouth-watering new releases very soon!



Live Dates

25/07/2014
ES
Crulla (Valencia)
26/07/2014
PT
Sines
27/07/2014
IT
Monfalcone
30/07/2014
CH
Geneva
31/07/2014
BE
Antwerpen/Deurne
02/08/2014
FR
Habere-Poche
29/08/2014
FR
Cholet
30/08/2014
BE
Namur
31/08/2014
FR
Crest
16/05/2104
US
Gulf Shores, Alabam

Releases

BBB (BALKAN BEAT BOX) - Give
BBB (BALKAN BEAT BOX)
Give
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BBB (BALKAN BEAT BOX) - Blue Eyed Black Boy
BBB (BALKAN BEAT BOX)
Blue Eyed Black Boy
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BBB (BALKAN BEAT BOX) - Nu Made
BBB (BALKAN BEAT BOX)
Nu Made
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BBB (BALKAN BEAT BOX) - Nu Med
BBB (BALKAN BEAT BOX)
Nu Med
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