<![CDATA[Busker Central Living the Life Feed]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers en Wed, 19 Sep 2018 18:59:48 -0400 <![CDATA[Book: The Busking Project]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=159&c=2&sid=6c5d86eeec2d9d149a75c5459431bf27 http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=159&c=2&sid=6c5d86eeec2d9d149a75c5459431bf27 (THE BUSKING PROJECT) With a tag line of 3 writers, 5 continents, and 1 mission, the Busking Project has released a paperback book detailing some of it's exploits in the wide world of street performing.
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As Busker Central continues it's book review series, we find Nick Broad, Chris Smith, and Belle Crawford. The three visit forty cities across five continents to document buskers remarking they are "universally misunderstood, under appreciated, and often criminalized."

Including some (mis)adventures, hundreds of supporters help the trio with advice, equipment, support, money, time, and encouragement in completion of the global trek. Starting in Lisbon and ending in Rio, the whole trip reveals trials and tribulations as it unfolds.

Covering 40 cities in 10 months, the plan was to visit a new city every...

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Sat, 02 Aug 2014 00:08:40 -0400
<![CDATA[Introducing the Southland Buskers Festival]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=72&c=2&sid=6c5d86eeec2d9d149a75c5459431bf27 http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=72&c=2&sid=6c5d86eeec2d9d149a75c5459431bf27 (NEW ZEALAND) Often it's happenstance. Every now and then, though, you've become part of something more organised. Invercargill this weekend has a welcome taste of that, with the inaugural Southland Buskers Festival, a satellite event from the recently concluded World Buskers Festival in Christchurch.

In Queens Park, Wachner Place, and a raft of other venues, world-class performers, are disporting themselves in a host of implausible entertainments.

We have a contortionists and escapologists, acrobats, a strong-woman, a slackrope master, a guy who torments his face with rubber bands, a living angel statue, and we shudder to think what else.

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Sat, 06 Feb 2010 00:00:06 -0500
<![CDATA[1000+ compete for Métro busking licences]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=89&c=2&sid=6c5d86eeec2d9d149a75c5459431bf27 http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=89&c=2&sid=6c5d86eeec2d9d149a75c5459431bf27 (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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Tue, 28 Sep 2010 22:30:39 -0400
<![CDATA[Coast-to-coast with America's Best Buskers]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=135&c=2&sid=6c5d86eeec2d9d149a75c5459431bf27 http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=135&c=2&sid=6c5d86eeec2d9d149a75c5459431bf27 (BOULDER, COLORADO) From Boston to Los Angeles, newspaper reporters around the country are suddenly running articles about the best buskers in their neck of the woods.
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Chained in ownership, it isn't hard to see that reporters in each city were given the same assignment. Other papers soon hopped on the bandwagon.

As a result, you can now take your pick of the major city in which you're most interested - or the whole sha-bang from coast-to-coast.

Of course, on any given day, there are different buskers out and about. On slow days, it isn't unusual to find full-time buskers enjoying the day off bicycling or hanging at the local café. C'est la vie.

Conversely, since buskers live for the weekend, this is the time to search and report. Unfortunately, the poor reporter may now be off work and having fun doing their ...

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Mon, 01 Apr 2013 01:21:49 -0400
<![CDATA[Busker Central tops 3000 members]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=170&c=2&sid=6c5d86eeec2d9d149a75c5459431bf27 http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=170&c=2&sid=6c5d86eeec2d9d149a75c5459431bf27 (BOULDER) It's more popular than ever. This month, Busker Central has reached a pinnacle point of three thousand unique members. This landmark achievement exemplifies the power of the internet and the need to know all about busking and street performing. It showcases the research being performed and illustrates how we, as part of the human race, can and do make a difference.
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Launching in 2005 and standing it's ground, Busker Central has managed to carve out it's niche on the world wide web. There was the Busker Central reference website long before social mega-sites like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and all the rest ever existed. Reference video shot for Busker Central dates back to 1995.

Busker Central is about the world's arts and humanities. People thrive with diversity and by making Busker Central accessible,...

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Sun, 03 May 2015 17:16:10 -0400