<![CDATA[Busker Central Blogs Feed]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers en Sun, 13 Oct 2019 20:22:21 -0500 <![CDATA[Busker Alley releases 1 hour HD feature on Blu-ray]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=120&sid=7105c7808f45d25e86374149e784fd23 http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=120&sid=7105c7808f45d25e86374149e784fd23 (BOULDER) In a technological breakthrough, Busker Alley has just released "Sideshow!", the first busker one-hour feature film on Blu-ray disc including the docu-comedy "Those Bloody Buskers".
"SideShow!" has been shot in HD and features dozens of buskers and street-performers dancing across the city's pitches for our entertainment pleasure. For you clothes-horses, it also features some of the best-dressed buskers in the world.

Returning to it's roots, Busker Alley has been shooting footage since it's inception in 1995 all within the context of busking and street-performing. They initially went to HD internet display in 2007 followed by a High-Definition AVCHD disc in 2009.

Produced by Zoobie, the full version Blu-ray disc is a prelude to the online movie "Busker Alley"...

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Thu, 03 May 2012 23:21:36 -0500
<![CDATA[Can an old fart start?]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=1603&b=88&sid=7105c7808f45d25e86374149e784fd23 http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=1603&b=88&sid=7105c7808f45d25e86374149e784fd23
I would love to hear stories of other ancient buskers especially just starting out.

I'm 60 by the way.]]>
Fri, 24 Sep 2010 11:54:00 -0500
<![CDATA['Playing for change' & 'Oasis' try musical interpretations]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=36&sid=7105c7808f45d25e86374149e784fd23 http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=36&sid=7105c7808f45d25e86374149e784fd23 The group Playing For Change is the international stew stirred by Mark Johnson, a recording engineer/ producer who had a vision in a New York City subway station 10 years ago. He's travelled the world seeking out indigenous musicians all over the world to compile a series of songs performed by buskers. Johnson brought together, on tape, musicians from Israel, India, Ireland, the U.S. and several African nations to back the vocals of Marley and U2's Bono.

Playing for change

The past few years saw the release of several interesting busker documentaries. Online video sharing and social networking websites are now flooding the internet with street performers from around the world shot by amateurs on holiday.


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Tue, 17 Mar 2009 02:41:14 -0500
<![CDATA[Street buskers to fill Kolkata air this Christmas]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=219&sid=7105c7808f45d25e86374149e784fd23 http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=219&sid=7105c7808f45d25e86374149e784fd23 (INDIA) An article from the Media India Group has some insight that reveals a history of busking.
This year buskers are expected to turn the celebratory tune up a notch in Kolkata.

"India also has a rich tradition of street performers. Many renowned artists were known to be inspired by the creation of humble street musicians.

A man with a pointed mustache and colourful elaborate turban playing Ravanhatta (ancient instrument) on the streets of Jaisalmer is a common sight.

Similarly, mystic minstrels of Bengal or locally known as Bauls stroking their Dotara (musical instrument) in the shadowed streets of Shantiniketan (small town in West Bengal) are part and parcel of the cultural scene."

Indians have been busking before it became cool!

Check out the full article at the...

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Thu, 06 Dec 2018 00:20:56 -0600
<![CDATA[National Busking Day features celebrity videos]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=174&sid=7105c7808f45d25e86374149e784fd23 http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=174&sid=7105c7808f45d25e86374149e784fd23 (UK) If only all the nations of the world would observe a National Busking Day, it would make for a better planet. Towns and cities around the UK have created special National Busking Day pitches where you share your talents and perhaps make a few quid, too.
Locations included Belfast, Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, Canterbury, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Exeter, Gateshead, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Margate, Newcastle and York.

Everyone from professionals to beginners took part in the first annual affair - whether they specialized in music, magic, comedy, physical theatre, living statues or dance.

To commemorate the celebration, the Express newspaper published the top 11 celebrities who have been filmed busking which include the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Olly Murs, Tom Jones, and (sorry)...

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