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From the streets to online: How London’s buskers survive the pandemic

From the streets to online: How London’s buskers survive the pandemic

Breaking News, Covid-19, London, Music, musicians, Uncategorized
The streets of London may be quieter without its usual hustle and bustle but for its buskers, the show must go on so they could continue to weather the coronavirus pandemic. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kaUFBnriWI&feature=youtu.be Video produced by Mengqi Zhang For one busker, Lucy May Walker streams her performances online as one of the many ways to pay rent.  “I started live streaming on Facebook and put up a Paypal link. And it felt like I was almost busking but online,” said Lucy, who is also a singer-songwriter. Screenshot of Zoom interview with busker Lucy May Walker. Photo by Mengqi Zhang. Lucy started live streaming on her social media channels when the UK went into its first lockdown on 23 March.  England is now into its second lockdown which
The busking scene in London

The busking scene in London

Art, Music
“Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible,” once said Frank Vincent Zappa, a distinctive composer, electric guitar player and band leader. From the first Rock Bands of 1950s to modern Pop all over London’s famous clubs and bars, every genre found a hip designated place. But if art continued following norms, it wouldn’t be an inspiration for the queer minded. Streets of London are witness to the beautiful breakdown of a norm. Yes, we are talking about the busking scene. Buskers are musicians, singers, composers and writers who bring their talent out of a hugely commercial world, and onto the streets. It’s sometimes surprising to see how they draw an enthusiastic audience within moments on a busy Monday evening. Jack is one such busker who performs at Picadilly Cir