Monday, November 8, 2010
Busker what it is right now
Happy Monday everyone! How was your weekend? Mine was amazing, I watched Xtina run the marathon, had dinner with Russell Crowe at Le Bilboquet (well not exactly, but he was there), watched The Town, and learned a new term, busker.
A busker is a person who entertains in public places for donations (i.e. a street performer). I see buskers all the time in NYC and I love them! A talented busker can turn a boring subway ride into an experience to remember.
I saw my favorite type of busker this weekend, a norteño band. Norteño is a type of Mexican music that is comparable to country music (i.e. lyrics about family, love, and loss)and includes an accordion. I love it!
If you are interested in sampling some music from the norteño genre, download some music from Los Tigres Del Norte - they are great!
p.s. The guys in this photo are clearly brothers, no?