Geneva, Switzerland, taken on March 23, 2013
One of the reasons I like watching street artists perform because often they look like they’re having a lot of fun. Take this group of medical students from Porto, for example. Taking some time off from saving lives and performing to earn some extra cash for their expensive tuition (why they were in Geneva I had no clue), they formed a nice little orchestra and amused many passersby, including our group. Some talent they have – we certainly had fun watching them!
Budapest, Hungary, taken on December 30, 2014
A little bit of music can add a dash of colour to any city, and street musicians are the hidden gems that bring the melodies to life. These two cute old men, who were performing at the Fishermen’s Bastion in Budapest, warmed my heart with their simple Hungarian melodies and coarse voices. Not only was I hooked on the songs they were playing and singing, but I was also touched by how REAL they were. They may not have been the most professional musicians, but their authenticity and genuine smiles beat any concert performance. Thank you for the music, my dear friends, for the songs that you were singing that brightened up my day.
The performance at the Grand Theatre this morning was probably the last one that I’d attend in Bordeaux. It featured a harp/violin duo with a series of musical pieces that lasted about 45 minutes. Applause, bow, repeat. Thank you for your great performance.