You travel around a place and sometimes it just feels incomplete. No matter how colorful and vibrant the scene is, sometimes it just feels like something is missing. it still feels empty. This is where street musicians come in to “play”. They add life to travel destinations.
I especially love it when street musicians are dressed appropriately for the location, or the occasion…
– Left: Mariachi costumes and guitars, Top Right: A Spanish weeding band, Bottom Right: A street band in Seville –
You pass them by and before you know it, suddenly your heart skip a “beat”. You stopped and paid attention, and you know that you can’t help but “lend an ear”.
– Together with a traditional dance called Kurindang, I enjoyed watching and listening to Luboc Choir while boarding and dining in a floating restaurant, making it a favorite stop of mine during our city tour in Bohol. –
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– Right: San Francisco, Left: Memphis, Tennessee –
These are the unsung artists. They work by providing us background music while we travel. And just like music we have in the comfort of our home, it forces us to pause, slows us down, to take a break by “letting the rhythm take control”. Music, it truly “hath power to soothe the savage beast”. Traveling is primarily of sight-seeing and tasting culture food and delicacies. Let’s not forget, traveling is of all five senses. It only testifies that
…street musicians are not to be ignored.
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– Not a street musician, it’s King of Leon performing during 2008 Jazz Fest in New Orleans –