“Hi everyone! My name is Borja Catanesi and I am from Valencia. I´ve been traveling over the past 3 years in Europe doing what I most like, playing my guitar in the streets. A tour that I´ve shared on my social media accounts, showing you the great moments that music creates, the most international language.
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My new project is recording my first album. I´m very excited to get in to the studio, surround myself with instruments and to show what I want to do. I´ll be recording the guitar, the bass, beatbox and piano. Funk, reggae, blues and rock&roll. There will also be collaborations with other musicians.
First of all, I want to thank you all for the support I recieve daily! I´m very excited for this project and I hope for your help! Thanks again, and see you on the streets!”
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In most major cities around the world, you will find Street musicians at the corners of major city blocks, subway stations and often open spaces with a lot of crowd. Street performance also known as busking is the act of performing in public places for gratuities.
There have been performances in public places for gratuities in every major culture in the world, dating back to history. For most musicians back then, street performance was the most common means of employment before the advent of recording devices and personal electronics. In those ancient times listening to a performer in the street was the only way to hear music.
Street music comes in all shapes and forms, it can be played, danced, acted, or sung. These performances can be fixed to a particular location within a street or have an unanchored location and can either be improvised or rehearsed ahead of time. It is beneficial to the society as Buskers normally attract the public to an area, which encourages people to visit and patronize stores, restaurants and businesses in the vicinity – creating a mutually beneficial commercial environment for everyone.
The public equally benefits from street music as they are exposed to quality entertainment for a minimum expense and a lot times people meet and connect with each other while watching buskers do their thing.
Rastaman Father street music improvisation
So next time you pass a saxophone player playing a jazz classic, or a guitarist playing a country song, Stop – Take a small break – and just listen to the music. Sometimes simply acknowledging the presence of these performers makes all the difference.