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Balkan Beat Box, MarchFourth Marching Band and DJ Globalruckus


Roseland (map) Northwest
Tue., March 16, 9 p.m. 2010 21+

Ran Golani

Balkan Beat Box put a welcoming, celebratory spin on the sort of global-electronica stylistic promiscuity championed by DJ /rupture and ex-Seattleite Maga Bo. As evidenced by their new album, Blue Eyed Black Boy, BBB want you to party to foreign sounds, but they don't want you to get too lost in the unfamiliar. Consequently, they're cheerful ambassadors for uplifting rhythmic musics from the Middle East and, duh, the Balkans (Belgrade gypsy ensemble Jovica Ajdarevic Orkestar contributed to the new full-length) while also giving hiphop and dub fans something to blaze to. Horns flare triumphantly, beats shuffle and undulate hyperkinetically, bass booms sensually, and voices ably rouse spirits—BBB throw a party that the United Nations could endorse. DAVE SEGAL


8 NW 6th, Portland, OR 97204
Hours: Open for shows. See schedule.

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  • Tue., March 16, 9 p.m. 2010
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