<![CDATA[Busker Central Blogs Feed]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers en <![CDATA[World's best & worst street musicians revealed]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=110&sid=0075c477d7652d9af582bcae39104f4f (ENGLAND) According to some crazy person over at Asylum.co.uk, the best busker in the world (along with the worst), the best busker ever (along with the worst), and a few other "beautiful", "amazing", and "great" street-musicians are featured in a review for all buskers to relish.
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Going ga-ga with five videos of incredible street musicians and five not-so-good ones, we find one guitarist actually serenading passersby without any strings! A cross between comedy and mime, he then throws his spinning guitar into the air.

Real steel hang drums, a bass player, and a harpist also get into the act. What would an really insane busker review be without the traditional bagpiper honking away?


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<![CDATA[a message from kolkata]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=3197&b=153&sid=0075c477d7652d9af582bcae39104f4f https://www.facebook.com/aabracadabra]]> <![CDATA[Festival]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=297&b=11&sid=0075c477d7652d9af582bcae39104f4f It was the first event i'd done outdoors and at a large event. The director was very nice to me by letting me have 10x10 space for free insted of paying $200 for it. I didn't do it for tips though I did advertised a lot. Right now I'm planning on next year's busk and with help from a friend of mine from New Orleans who is a street perfoming magician and I'm going to his lecture on Oct.4th. I'll be posting new thing on here like pictures, video footage, and upcomming events, so til next time see ya!! :busker:]]> <![CDATA[1000+ compete for Métro busking licences]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=89&sid=0075c477d7652d9af582bcae39104f4f (PARIS) Some 1,000 people are expected to compete for 300 prized permits to busk the Paris métro. The auditions, which started Tuesday, are organised by the Paris transport network, the RATP.
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The 300 successful candidates will be given permission to perform in the underground passages of Paris's underground stations for the next six months, although many more do so illegally.

Interested musicians can apply at 102, rue de Charonne or by emailing RATP at musiciensdumetro@ratp.fr.

Métro busking has sometimes marked the beginning of distinguished musical careers. Keziah Jones, Manu Dibango, Ben Harper all started as buskers.

The auditions continue until the end of October.

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<![CDATA[The 71 year old Busker from Swindon]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=129&sid=0075c477d7652d9af582bcae39104f4f (ENGLAND) Robert Stredder has been a rootin'-tootin' gunslinger, clown, mime, plate-spinner, fire juggler, and several other characters making him Swindon, England's most popular busker.
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It's hard to believe he went to law school at Birmingham University to fulfill his father's wishes of becoming a lawyer. Then, a fateful day in 1963 led him down a totally different path in life. He's now been performing for almost 50 years.

At 71, Robert is without signs of slowing down. He now mostly focuses on fund-raisers for charities and organizing bicycle rides. He's rather old to be playing with fire but, as it turns out, that's what he likes doing best.

Rob fought the law and he actually won. There's now one less lawyer around these days. Be thankful for small favors.

According to Swindon Advertiser's reporter Barry Leighton,...

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