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20 People Together is a Lot

January 17, 2011
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20 People Together is a Lot

As I waited for the subway train to take me to my busking spot at 34th street, there were MTA workers taking a break on the platform. One leaned a ladder against the wall. Then I saw what they were doing – new white speakers were placed by the ceiling every 10 feet. This...
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Fashion Week

February 23, 2010
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Fashion Week

Many people think that buskers (street performers) only perform on the streets and subways. In reality, busking is only a part of every street musician’s career. Last week I played at the NYC Fashion Week, for designer Yeohlee’s runway show: (please stop the player on the right hand side of the blog before playing...
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Where Do You Place Your Voice?

January 31, 2010
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Where Do You Place Your Voice?

Remi, the Haitian singer/guitar player, was at the Music Under New York busking spot at the 14th street subway station when I got there. He has been there for an hour, he said. He likes to play at St. Marks Place, near where he lives. He has been there for 10 years now and...
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We Have to Check Our Stocks

January 18, 2010
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We Have to Check Our Stocks

On the train on my way to my busking spot, the guy with freckles who sings on the trains with the a-capella group of the guy who walks with a cane said ‘hi’ to me. He is on his way to meet the other singers at their usual get-together place at the 57th street...
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People Showed Me Their Hands

July 5, 2009
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People Showed Me Their Hands

As I was setting up to play on the platform at 59th street, a guy asked me how much it costs to get a permit to play in the subway. He said he busks in Boston, playing guitar and singing, and that its very different the way busking works over there. Buskers don’t have...
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New Angels

October 21, 2008
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New Angels

The NYC busker community has lost a dear friend: Arturo Flores from Peru, who played Andean wind instruments with a few bands in the subway, was killed by a drunk driver in Astoria. I am so sad. I lift up my eyes to the sky above Astoria and I think I can hear Arturo’s...
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