Posts tagged ‘music’

March 29, 2014

New Orleans, 1990

 

In 1990, New Orleans and me… we looked like this:

 

New Orleans, 1990
Bourbon Street, 1990

 

This weekend, I’m Louisiana bound again. So we’ll see how much things have changed!

To set the mood, some New Orleans tunes: jazz, r&b, funk… you know the drill. I pulled together a few fave songs for the road. You can listen, too — just check out the playlist here: Down to New Orleans by Kate on Grooveshark

Any other New Orleans music suggestions out there? Let me know in the comments!

 

French Market, 1990

May 28, 2011

Danish Street Music

 
 
I looove street music. Traveling around some of the big European cities, I’m always excited to see what sorts of music the street musicians play. Accordions in Italy, violins in Stockholm, and all the different kinds in Paris – they’re all so cool!

But some of my fave street music is from Copenhagen, Denmark….

Awesome! : )

March 30, 2011

Sounds of Paris

 

Paris is a musical city.  One of the stand-out impressions for me was the music being played live all other the place.  So! Here are three videos of musicians entertaining all over Paris.

On the steps of the Sacré-Coeur, a harpist playing the French classic La Vie en Rose ….

Musicians randomly jump on trains in the metro system, play a quick song or two, and jump off again in a few stops.  Their music is always lively, and I especially like these two guys playing guitar and accordion.  I didn’t get any video – the audio is set to some of my pictures of the Parisian Metro.

This guy was also playing on the steps of the Sacré-Coeur. It’s a popular place for impromptu music because soooo many tourists are in the area.

I loved the music all around Paris. : )

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