Aren’t we all music lovers? I haven’t met a single person
who said- ‘I hate music ‘till date. We
all are connected to music in some or other way. Few express their love for
music and few silently enjoy the music. A good music can make you a time
traveler to an exotic place where you have been or visualized in images. Ear
blasting music on your car’s stereo can be therapeutic when you are on very long
solo drive. A soothing romantic music can become a invisible bridge between
two loving souls.
Music and travel has magical relationship and during my travels,
unknowingly I connect with music. We all travel for a reason and I travel in
search of something in life and sometimes I end up finding something very
beautiful and while doing that, I have come across some soul stirring music on
the streets of unknown countries. While traveling, I have come across music
which represents the culture of the destination and helps me to understand the
destination better and learn about their heritage in musical way.
During my travel across the world, I have stumbled upon many
buskers who are either making a living out of the music or earning money for
specific goal of their life. It doesn’t matter what’s the intention behind busking, but these buskers attracts many travelers and helps them to connect themselves emotionally with place. I have
lost myself in the essence of their music on the streets of unknown countries. Buskers
play major role through their music in connecting a true traveler with the
destination by evoking thousands of emotions inside a traveler’s heart. Here I
am uploading couple of street talent videos from the streets of Australia, which I captured
during my travels.
Buskers on the streets of Australia
I stumbled upon this cute teenage busker- Steffi while
wandering on the streets of surfers paradise, Gold coast, Australia. She has a soulful
voice and she made many people to forget what they are doing and listen to her
music. Her card read, she is busking to fund herself for a music college and
may her dreams come true. Sorry about low quality video. I blame my videography
I found this gem while I lost my navigation during my shopping
spree in St.Kilda’s Esplanade market, Melbourne, Australia. He goes by name Camindie. His guitar strings
out some great healing sounds. I spent good time listening to his music which
helped me to relive my stress caused by shopping.
Local music that represents the culture of the destination Aborigines of Australia play a major role in representing the history of
Australia. Today’s Aboriginal music is tell-tale stories of many thousand years
old existence of their indigenous race. A big wooden trumpet you see in the
video is one of their musical instrument and it is called as Didgeridoo. Music
and dance is integral part of their lifestyle. They have defined music and
dance for every occasions. Be it a fishing or a marriage or a clan’s
traditional ceremony, they have a music and dance which represents the occasion.
Cambodian music is a representation of geographical and
historical relationship with neighboring countries and music of Cambodia is
derived from rich Khmer empire and highly influenced by Hindu Gods. Musical instrument
which you can see in video is called as Roneat (bamboo xylophone). Their music
is very much ear soothing and relaxing. If you have traveled Thailand, Vietnam
and other neighbor countries, this music can make you a time traveler and take you back to all those countries in a moment.
Above videos are from my wandering vault across the globe. Music and travel can be addictive and at the same time its therapeutic. When you visit a new place or country, try understanding their music to get a better insight of the culture and if you come across a busker-help and support them to keep the music alive for our next generation.
Happy Wandering Knitha urs Ps- All the above videos are truly mine and shot during my travels and uploaded in my youtube channel.