Deep Videos –
Musicians who re-define and preserve tradition –
Deep videos defining and preserving tradition on the street level –
Busking project; traveling the world, building on the street performer tradition –
For those who are not familiar with the Busking Project’s work they are one of the foremost busking organizations.They stand for the presentation of, and assistance for street performers of the world.
In the last few months they have visited Slovakia and Chile. they brought to the net some outstanding videos. In Slovakia they shot an amazing group of musicians. Circus Problem seems to infuse the traditional motifs of their native street music with the sensibilities of a jazz ensemble.
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Deep Videos from Chile
Crazy, spinning ‘Chinchineros’ (street drummers) in Santiago
The Chinchineros tradition is very much alive in the cities of Chile. It is Chilean through and through. The word means street musician but refers to a certain type of musician using a special drum which can be played melodically using a bass drum and cymbal played with a string tied to the foot. The Chileans love the tradition and take great joy in passing it from generation to generation. This video in Spanish explains it all.
The Busking project also publishes videos documenting the efforts to preserve street culture in the context of the law. This video features busker and activist Jonny Walker. He is heard addressing the Camden town council on the subject of the new Camden busker law.
Not luck in dying – lucky in love
These are the words of the chorus from the song Your Honor, Lady Luck.
World Street Music has been traveling the world to bring the best street musicians on the planet to life on the net. This song is from a popular Russian movie and is played by the Street Music Orchestra.