Want To Win Some Balkan Beat Box Tickets?

Seriously, want to see Balkan Beat Box in New York or Philadelphia? We can make that happen. Read More

By / April 24, 2011

Read below for a chance to win tickets to Balkan’s shows in New York and Philadelphia.

With their roots firmly planted all around the Mediterranean rim and their solid rock and reggae foundations,” Balkan Beat Box is one of those international sensations that can perform to any crowd and feel like they’re at home. This band is all about mixing it up, “transcending categories (pop, electronic dance music, world, rock) by creating a new breed of 21st century music, deeply connected to their folk upbringing yet forward-thinking, which appeals to audiences across the geographical and stylistic borders.”

Two of the founders of Balkan have even just released a new album called SHOTNEZ, out on JDub Digital. Shotnez follows the tradition of Balkan Beat Box with its raw, unadorned sound. They’ve got one foot in the swamp and the other in the desert; an international trash rock collective garnering influence from the Red Sea to the Mississippi Delta.

The SHOTNEZ sound is a hybridization of multiple musical genres– but few know what “shatnez” actually means. In Jewish law, “shatnez” is the prohibition of wearing a fabric containing both wool and linen. So what does this have to do with tickets to see Balkan Beat Box?

No, we weren’t just stringing you along or trying to get you to read the Torah. Here’s the catch– JDub is so proud of SHOTNEZ, they want to get you in to see Balkan’s shows in NYC and Philadelphia. For a chance to win a pair of tickets to the show of your choice, listen to SHOTNEZ here and create your own ILLEGAL HYBRID! Really, just comment in the comments section below with your best idea for an illegal “shatnez” mixture of one song off Shotnez and another from wherever you want.

Be sure to mention which of the two cities you’re in and we’ll select our favorite “mix!” Winners will be decided by 6PM the night before the concert in their city!

Balkan Beat Box in NYC
Webster Hall

BBB in Philadelphia
Trocadero Theater

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