After seeing Boom Pam at the Cedar Saturday, one of the volunteers turned me on to Balkan Beatbox. Apparently, the guitarist Uri Kinrot plays in both Balkan Beatbox and Boom Pam. Listening to the tunes on MySpace reminded me of a raw roots group from Poland, the Warsaw Village Band.
I found the band purely by coincidence listening to tunes at Barnes and Noble in the world music section. There sound is very different. The CD (Uprooting) and music are very rich and had me dancing little jigs by myself in the back of the store. I was really amazed.
The song “In the Forest (W boru kalinka) is an a great piece of music with traditional instruments, a bit of scratching, and very powerful female voices.