brasil, brazil, buskers, NYC subway, nycmta, Subway Musicians

Underground Horns Goes To Brazil!

Hey yet again bloggers or whoever could be reading this blagh. And so it’s actually Underground Horns went to Brazil as I type this blog post. And some good friends Underground Horns went to Brazil to play some audio gumbo above ground on a Brazil festival ground and all I got was this postcard photo that finds itself posted above. And it was one of those Tudo é Jazz 2013 Brazil Jazz Festivals in Ouro Preto that I would have liked to have been taken along to even in a suitcase if I could have been to bring those Brazil dancing shoes. And that Tudo E Jazz Oficial Facebook page description of this Underground Horns goes to Brazil event read something like:
“O Festival Tudo é Jazz 2013 chega a Ouro Preto nos dias 13, 14 e 15/09, com a programação gratuita, que está recheada de grandes artistas como Thiago Pethit, Fernanda Takai, Underground Horns, Fanta Konatê, Richard Padrón, Alessandra Maestrini, o Dj Greg Caz, entre várias outras atrações!… #tudoejazz The Whole Festival is Jazz 2013 comes to Ouro Preto on days 13, 14 and 15/09, with free programming, which is filled with great artists like Thiago Pethit, Fernanda Takai, Underground Horns, Fanta Konate, Richard Padrón, Alessandra Maestrini, Dj Greg Caz, among many other attractions.”. 
And I would need one of those Google translations to actiually figure out what this means in English. And that video of Underground Horns playing on that Brazil train on the way to a playground as part of this festival that was supposed to find itself posted above, well that Underground Horns camera settings didn’t set right and that video of Underground Horns playing on that Brazil train on the way to a playground as part of that festival does not find itself posted above. And that Jornal Voz Ativa Facebook photo that’s posted above, well I added that photo of the concert after it was finished because hey, I thought that photo looked really cool. And then after this Brasil Jazz Festival was finished, Underground Horns, well at least part of Underground Horns, went to Rio de Janerio, Brazil, as in January River on one of those Underground Horns goes on a tour of this really cool place one has often heard of but never seen, or something like that. And this tour of Rio was all about Ipanema beach, Copacabana beach, and Christ The Redeemer, that really cool statue of Jesus Christ that finds himself overlooking the land of Rio. And the photos from that sightseeing in Rio, well the camera seems to have worked for that part of the trip and those photos find themselves posted above. Have a great Brazil trip day and more.
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The Buskers



Hey Bloggers, and I have been reading and hearing about buskers and the best of the buskers lately. Maybe it’s because those friends I know of play underground as part of that Music Under New York Program, or maybe it could be because a lot of those busker websites such as The Saw Lady or that blog that seems to devote itself to all busking all the time Undercover New York or maybe even because The Naked Cowboy, another one of those buskers, is running for Mayor. And for those of you who happen to be wondering what busking even is, that internet bible dictionary Wikipedia says it has something to do with the practice of performing in public places for tips and gratuities. People engaging in this practice are called buskers or street performers, and also that the word busking derives its name from the Spanish root word buscar, meaning “to seek, to look at”. And Wikipedia has this list of famous buskers such as Joan Baez, Edith Piaf, Roni Benise, The Blue Man Group, Pierce Brosnan, Jimmy Buffett, George Burns, Cirque du Soleil, Judy Collins, Bob Dylan, Stephane Grappelli, Woody Guthrie, Bob Hope, Jewel, Steve Martin, Joni Mitchell, Jimmy Page, Penn and Teller, Gerry Rafferty, Simon and Garfunkel, Pete Seger, Rod Stewart, Joe Strummer, Stomp, and Robin Williams. And in addition to that Wikipedia list there seems to be many busking bands and performers to be found in that city of New York and beyond that go by the names of Dagmar, Theo Eastwind, Natalia Paruz, Susan Cagle, The Jazz Collective, Yaz Band, Thoth, Quintet Tarantino, The Collins Huggins Show, The Xylopholks, those horns under ground, The Positive Brothers, Tin Pan Blues Band, Yogi Laser and the list is long and beyond. And so I thought to post a photo of one of those busking bands in New York City above. Have a great busking day.
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A Grate Performance

And so I found myself at Times Square this past Memorial Day weekend listening to their “Grate Performers – Best of the Buskers” entertainment series of The Underground Horns, The Colin Huggins Show, Xylopholks, NYC Transformerz, some serious break dancers with a gymnastic ability worthy of the Olympics themselves and other buskers who were busking away and entertaining indeed. And what a theater district, street fair and festival that was to behold indeed in all of its neon lights and glory. And that entertainment series of musicians, magicians, dancers, singers and other performance artists is coming and is here this summer to the new Father Duffy Square, 46th and Broadway at the Crossroads of the World in the Great White Way of that city of New York. And Times Square is going green, it’s the new thing with its Green Light for Midtown program and will be closed to vehicle traffic, seemingly a first in history as far as I can remember in my New York Days. And the Naked Cowboy was and seemingly is there in all of his Naked Cowboy, boots and guitar glory. And a fixture he can be as synonymous with the name of Times Square itself these days and times. And lo and behold what a sight to behold, the sight of seemingly an oasis beach complete with lounge chairs and palm trees, all in the middle of the street of Broadway between Times Square and Herald Square with its car free pedestrian walkway plaza. And that pedestrian plazas will be having events and concerts throughout the summer. And so I thought to post that photo and video above of that busking above ground and under ground band The Underground Horns on that Memorial Day and at the Times Square Promenade. And that music, hot dogs and free bar b que ribs rocked that day of a memorial. Have a great Times Square day.

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