Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Who is a Busker, What is Busking : Street Performers : I restrict to Music

What is Busking?
Who is a Busker?

                           A Busker is a Street Performer, a Street Musician, Minstrel, Troubadour who engages himself / or herself in any form of public entertainment,. Busking is the practice of performing in public places , for gratuities, which are generally in the form of money and edibles. 
                                   Performances can be just about anything that people find entertaining. Performers may do acrobatics, animal tricks, balloon twisting, fire breathing, card tricks, caricatures, clowning, comedy, contortions and escapades, dance, singing, fire-breathing, fortune-telling, juggling, magic, mime and a mime variation where artiste performs as a living statue, musical performance, puppetry, snake charming, storytelling or rcite poetry as a bard. street art such as sketching and painting, street theater, sword swallowing, and even put on a flea circus. [Source entirely lifted verbatim from Wikipedia] . 

                    In case you want to know more about Busking check the Wikipedia entry Street Performance HERE .
                             Some of the Important places known for Busking are New Orleans:Louisiana, Chicago: Illinois, , Oslo, Venice, Toronto, Edinburgh, London, Montreal & Paris.  If you want to know about more places. check them out at Wikipedia link HERE . This is if you want to undertake Busking.
                            I can easily explain what Busking is with a video by James Emma Caitlin Ciaran. who uses an id TBoneWilson1978 on youtube, the video is aptly titled


" A day in the life of a busker. A mini-documentary about me Busking in Sheffield "

James is a great Cyber-Busker who has 536 videos upto date, his youtube channel has 4500 subscribers, and he has 4,999,230 views upto today 9th July 2012. Amazing isn't it ? You can watch all his videos , and check how many views each video has had, James is a great teacherHERE LINK

                   Here are some other great busker videos available on youtube  

Richard Blues at Edinburgh Festival in 13Th August, 2010

Richard Blues, Great Guitarist Busker
at Coventry Garden ,London , Busking.

Street Guitar Player earns $40 and Hour
In California West Coast , USA.

A Busker on Guitar
in York, Great Britain (1993)

Best Street Busker Ever
This is on The Late Show
hosted by David Letterman

And Here is a Playlist Entirely devoted to Buskers
112 Videos

My Busker Song Playlist on youtube

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