Balkan Beat Box with Umami

Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - 8:00pm

Standing show

Using the backbeat of the Balkans, including the thorny plaints of the clarinet and stimulating drum marches, cumbia meets reggae meets electronica meets Romanian thrash parties. War is the devil and racism the thorn in human pride throughout this fine fourteen-song effort. While the dance floor sees plenty of action, it is the moving title track, with Tomer Yosef's poetic gravity weighing in on racism and intolerance, that shows just how much this band has evolved. (Derek Beres, Huffington Post)

The sweatiest, grittiest, most energetic bunch of roaming gypsy rockers you'll encounter anywhere, Israeli band Balkan Beat Box have become legendary at The Cedar for their incendiary performances! Become part of the movement...

New dance rock outfit Umami opens.

The Cedar is now fully air-conditioned for your year-round comfort!

Ticket options and info

  • On sale date: now
  • Phone: 612-338-2674 ext 2 ($1 fee per ticket)
  • In person: From a Cedar volunteer in the front lobby before and after shows (no fee), Depth of Field (no fee), or Electric Fetus (small fee)
  • Online: Ticketweb (fees apply) (click on red Buy Tickets button at top of this page)
  • All Cedar shows are all ages.
  • Students with ID may gain discounted admission for tickets at the door.


Balkan Beat Box is centered around its two founders: saxophone player Ori Kaplan and drummer/programmer/producer Tamir Muskat. After having been active for over a decade in some of NYC's premier underground bands (including Gogol Bordello, Firewater, Big Lazy...

Major Funders

The McKnight FoundationTarget

Minnesota State Arts BoardThis activity is funded, in part, by the Minnesota State Arts Board through the arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the Legacy Amendment vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund, and a grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation Minnesota

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