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    • Street performance

    • Street performance or busking is the act of performing in public places for gratuities. In many countries the rewards are generally in the form of money but other gratuities such as food, drink or gifts may be given. Street performance is practiced all over the world by men, women and children and dates back to antiqui ... Read »


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    • List of busking locations

    • This is a list of locations where busking is known to happen on a regular basis. ... Read »


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    • Adam and Joe Go Tokyo

    • Adam and Joe Go Tokyo was a series of eight episodes created for BBC Three (also airing in full on BBC One at a later timeslot as promotion for the new channel). It starred Adam Buxton and Joe Cornish of The Adam and Joe Show and aired from 30 May 2003 to 25 July 2003. The aim of the show was to offer an alternative in ... Read »


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    • Barrel organ

    • A barrel organ (or roller organ) is a mechanical musical instrument consisting of bellows and one or more ranks of pipes housed in a case, usually of wood, and often highly decorated. The basic principle is the same as a traditional pipe organ, but rather than being played by an organist, the barrel organ is activated ... Read »


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    • Big Rock Candy Mountain

    • "Big Rock Candy Mountain", first recorded by in 1928, is a Bluegrass song about a hobo's idea of paradise, a modern version of the medieval concept of Cockaigne. It is a place where "hens lay soft boiled eggs" and there are "cigarette trees." McClintock claimed to have written the song in 1895, based on tales from his ... Read »


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    • Blind Willies

    • Blind Willies is an American folk rock band based in San Francisco. The group was founded by singer-songwriter Alexei Wajchman while he was a student at San Francisco School of the Arts in 2002. The band began as a duo, with guitarist Wajchman and fiddler Annie Staninec, playing covers of American folk songs. They soon ... Read »


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    • Busker Alley

    • Busker Alley

      Busker Alley is a musical with music and lyrics by the Sherman Brothers and a book by AJ Carothers, based on the 1938 British film, St. Martin's Lane, which was inspired by the 1905 novel, Small Town Tyrant, by Heinrich Mann. In the 1995 touring production, Tommy Tune played the lead character, "Charlie Baxter", a bus ... Read »


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    • Busking (U.S. case law)

    • In the United States there have been numerous legal cases about regulations and laws that have decided the rights of buskers to perform in public. Most of these laws and regulations have been found to be unconstitutional when challenged. In the US, free speech is considered a fundamental right of every individual, guar ... Read »


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    • Busking Day

    • Busking days are events organised by councils, municipalities, community groups or other organisations to encourage busking in the town, city or other location on a specific day or number of days in a year. Many busking days have become established events, occurring yearly. Some busking days have transformed into stree ... Read »


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    • Chinchinero

    • A Chinchinero is an urban street performer in Chile, usually a man or young boy, who plays a bass drum-type percussion instrument with long drumsticks strapped to his back which also involves a rope with a noose tied around the performer's foot to play the cymbals which also form part of this improvised instrument. Sai ... Read »


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    • Daidogei World Cup

    • Daidogei World Cup (大道芸ワールドカップ, Daidougei Waarudo kappu) is a street performance World Cup held annually in Shizuoka City, Japan. Probably the biggest event on Shizuoka's calendar, it is an annual international busker's festival, held in November. Performers come from ... Read »


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    • Grandpa Elliott

    • Grandpa Elliott

      Grandpa Elliott Small, born Elliot Small in 1944, also known as Uncle Remus, is a veteran street-musician in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A. He plays the harmonica, sings, and is a street icon in New Orleans. Growing up in the Lafitte Housing Projects, Small developed a love of music as a young boy, in part to deal ... Read »


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    • Franelero

    • Franeleros are people who have as main activity guarding or keeping an eye on cars parked in several streets in certain places in large Mexican cities, getting a tip as a reward, which sometimes is established by them. The term comes from the Spanish word franela, meaning flannel, which is a small piece of soft light f ... Read »


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    • Homelessness

    • Homelessness is the condition of people without a permanent dwelling, such as a house or apartment. People who are homeless are most often unable to acquire and maintain regular, safe, secure and adequate housing. The legal definition of homeless varies from country to country, or among different jurisdictions in the s ... Read »


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    • Hooping

    • Hooping (also called hula hooping or hoop dance) generally refers to manipulation of and artistic movement or dancing with a hoop (or hoops). Hoops can be made of metal, wood, or plastic. Hooping combines technical moves and tricks with freestyle or technical dancing. Hooping can be practiced to or performed with music ... Read »


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    • I. B. M. Youth

    • Magic Youth International (M.Y.I.) was the highly respected junior branch of the International Brotherhood of Magicians (I.B.M.). The global membership of the I.B.M. actively supported this dynamic youth-focused program to promote, educate and enhance the activities of young magicians around the world. Magic Youth Int ... Read »


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    • Juggling

    • Juggling is a physical skill, performed by a juggler, involving the manipulation of objects for recreation, entertainment, art or sport. The most recognizable form of juggling is toss juggling. Juggling can be the manipulation of one object or many objects at the same time, using one or many hands. Jugglers often refer ... Read »


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    • Kathputli Colony

    • Kathputli Colony is a colony of street performers in Shadipur Depot area of Delhi. For the last 50 years, it is home to some 2,800 families of magicians, snake charmers, acrobats, singers, dancers, actors, traditional healers and musicians and especially puppeteers or kathputli-performers from Rajasthan. This makes it ... Read »


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    • King of Spain (song)

    • "King of Spain" (sometimes written as "The King of Spain") is a song by Canadian musical group Moxy Früvous, and was the second independent song to hit number one in Canada, after The Barenaked Ladies' "Be My Yoko Ono". The song first appeared on their self-titled independent cassette release in 1992. It was re-rec ... Read »


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    • List of circus skills

    • Circus skills are a group of pursuits that have been performed as entertainment in circus, sideshow, busking, or variety/vaudeville/music hall shows. Most circus skills are still being performed today. Many are also practiced by non-performers as a hobby. Circus schools and instructors use various systems of categoriz ... Read »


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    • Living statue

    • A living statue is a street artist who poses as a statue or mannequin, usually with realistic statue-like makeup, sometimes for hours at a time. Living statue performers can fool passersby, and a number of hidden camera shows on television have used living statues to startle people. As with all performing arts, living ... Read »


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    • Monkey stick

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      The Mendoza, Mendozer, Monkey Stick, Murrumbidgee River Rattler, Lagerphone or Zob Stick is a traditional English percussion instrument, used in folk music. The origins of the name are not known but it is believed to stem from an association with Gypsy, Spanish and Italian buskers who were popular in London in the Vict ... Read »


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    • Music for a Blue Train

    • Music for a Blue Train

      Music for a Blue Train is a 48-minute 2003 documentary about busker musicians in the Montreal Metro subway train system. It was written and directed by Mila Aung-Thwin of EyeSteelFilm and produced by Germaine Ying Gee Wong for the National Film Board of Canada. A harmonica player known as Bad News Brown (real name Pau ... Read »


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    • Music in the Elizabethan era

    • During the reign of Queen Elizabeth I (1558–1603), English art and high culture reached a pinnacle known as the height of the English renaissance. Elizabethan music experienced a shift in popularity from sacred to secular music and the rise of instrumental music. Professional musicians were employed by the Church ... Read »


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    • Oh du lieber Augustin

    • "Oh du lieber Augustin" ("Oh, you dear Augustin") is a popular Viennese song. It was presumably composed by the balladeer Marx Augustin in 1679, though written documents only date back to about 1800. In 1679, Vienna was struck by the Great Plague and Augustin was a ballad singer and bagpiper, who toured the city's ... Read »


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    • One Man Band (film)

    • One Man Band (film)

      One Man Band is a 2005 Pixar computer animated short musical comedy film. The film made its world premiere at the 29th Annecy International Animated Film Festival in Annecy, France, and won the Platinum Grand Prize at the Future Film Festival in Bologna, Italy. It was shown with the theatrical release of Cars. The sho ... Read »


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    • One-man band

    • A one-man band or one-woman band is a musician who plays a number of instruments simultaneously using their hands, feet, limbs, and various mechanical and/or electronic contraptions. One person band musicians also often sing while they perform. The simplest type of "one-person band" — a singer accompanying him/her ... Read »


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    • Playing for Change

    • Playing for Change is a multimedia music project, created by the American producer and sound engineer Mark Johnson with his Timeless Media Group, that seeks to inspire, connect, and bring peace to the world through music. Playing For Change also created a separate non-profit organization called the Playing For Change F ... Read »


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    • Professional regurgitator

    • A professional regurgitator is an entertainer whose act consists of swallowing and regurgitating various unusual objects. The objects may consist of anything from live animals (live mice: The Great Waldo), to light bulbs, billiard balls (Stevie Starr) and kerosene (Hadji Ali). Some magicians perform regurgitation as p ... Read »


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    • Showtime (busking)

    • Showtime is a type of performance Litefeet / pole dancing done as a busking routine using hand holds installed inside New York City Subway cars. Showtime includes acrobatic flips, hat and shoe tricks, and pole tricks. Estimates have placed the number of Showtime dancers in the low hundreds. Litefeet, a type of dance t ... Read »


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    • Snake charming

    • Snake charming is the practice of pretending to hypnotize a snake by playing an instrument called pungi or bansuri. A typical performance may also include handling the snakes or performing other seemingly dangerous acts, as well as other street performance staples, like juggling and sleight of hand. The practice is mos ... Read »


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    • Street artist

    • A street artist is a person who creates their art or craft in public, most usually on streets, for monetary reward. Some artists also sell their art or craft. Artists include portrait artists, caricaturists, artists who replicate famous paintings on the street itself or on large canvases, hair braiders, friendship brac ... Read »


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    • Street magic

    • Street magic falls into two genres; traditional street performance and guerrilla magic. The first definition of street magic refers to a traditional form of magic performance - that of busking. In this, the magician draws an audience from passers by and performs an entire act for them. In exchange, the magician se ... Read »


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    • Street performance in Hong Kong

    • Street performance or busking is the act of performing in public places. Busking is legal in Hong Kong and all street performers are protected under Hong Kong Basic Law Article 34.Hong Kong government does not apply licensing system for street performers and there is no official data about the number of street performe ... Read »


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    • Street theatre

    • Street theatre is a form of theatrical performance and presentation in outdoor public spaces without a specific paying audience. These spaces can be anywhere, including shopping centres, car parks, recreational reserves and street corners. They are especially seen in outdoor spaces where there are large numbers of peop ... Read »


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    • Streets of London (song)

    • "Streets of London" is a song written by Ralph McTell. It was first recorded for his 1969 album Spiral Staircase but was not released in the United Kingdom as a single until 1974. The song has been covered by over 200 artists. The song was inspired by McTell's experiences busking and hitchhiking throughout Europe, ... Read »


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    • Sword swallowing

    • Sword swallowing is a skill in which the performer passes a sword through the mouth and down the esophagus to the stomach. This feat is not swallowing in the traditional sense; the natural processes that constitute swallowing do not take place, but are repressed in order to keep the passage from the mouth to the stomac ... Read »


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    • Trapito

    • Trapito is the Argentinian term for an extortionist who runs a protection racket in which they ostensibly guard parked cars, while actually vandalizing or stealing the cars of those who refuse to pay. Trapitos ask for a substantial "tip" for guarding cars that motorists park on the street. The name trapito comes f ... Read »


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    • Ursari

    • The Ursari (generally read as "bear leaders" or "bear handlers"; from the Romanian urs, meaning "bear"; singular: ursar; Bulgarian: урсари, ursari) or Richinara are the traditionally nomadic occupational group of animal trainers among the Romani people. An endogamous category originally drawing the b ... Read »


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