I don’t remember seeing many people busking in HK a few years back. I’ve noticed many in the area between Pedder street and LKF these days and have heard of many more on Kowloon side. Just this past Wedneday night, the sounds of Enrique Iglasias’ “Hero”, and The Fugees’ “Killing Me Softly”, were livening up the Central evening air. Seems like more and more groups of people are daring to just go and play to the crowds whether they like it or not!
I’m a fan of these musicians! I think there is something very liberating about playing the streets. It adds a nice touch to the atmosphere, whether you stop to watch or are just passing by. It’s almost like musicians are on a mission to bring music to the masses.
Sometimes it can be tiring to hear generic tunes though, so I would like to see some less overplayed songs and more original ones – Something that makes me stop and ask for a CD. It’s also a great way for musicians to get exposure and reach the people who don’t particularly seek out gigs.
What do you think?