There is something about street music that gets me excited. Maybe it’s the spontaneity of the artist and the spectators. The energy seems almost palpable when music is played and heard in open space.
Last month’s trip to Europe in the summer was filled with an eclectic mix of street performers, a park concert and my first international music festival! Here are some of those cool buskers, bands and performers!
I was lucky to walk by these guys right outside Rijksmuseum. I instantly drooled over the cellist when he played a very familiar classical song. Bach’s Cello Suite No. 1.
Found this crew in Museumplein, Amsterdam and, at first, thought they were just setting up since all I heard was muffled sounds. The guy seated later handed me his headphones, and asked if I wanted to listen. Electronica music was playing while she was singing and the other guy doing the bass.
When I closed my eyes, I felt like I was inside a club, dancing and jumping to the beat. Electronica music, best appreciated when amplified, couldn’t be played in the conventional way here in public, so she had to find a way- this ‘silent concert’.
On a warm Sunday afternoon, I caught this local band playing some folk acoustic songs in Vondelpark, to a sizeable crowd of locals and tourists.
A family of Dutch guys had long spiel before the 60-second headspin!
While on the opposite side, some toned Brazilian guys showed off their capoeira stunts!
Father and son fiddling away right outside the towering Duomo in Milan.
Berliners taking it easy in Kreuzberg, with beer and some music for company.
Young Czechs play pop songs with three violins, a cello and cahun in the middle of the Charles Bridge in Prague.
Who doesn’t love some drumbeating in the middle of a hot, hot day?! Even they are having fun!
At the start of the Gigantes y Cabezudos
This traditional Parade of the Giants follows right after the running of the bulls.
Horns always turn up the energy, wherever
Some classic Spanish folk songs
The BBK Live in Bilbao on its 10th rockin’ year
Festival fans from all over Europe came for the 3day fest!
Local Basque rock
One of a two-man band, London Souls, giving some solid classic rock.
After 15 years, The Jesus and Mary Chain, plays to a huge crowd, including our group of 30something rock fans.
I think we all had FUN that night!