Friday, October 24, 2008

Music in the market

These Israeli boys just plopped down and started making music in Shuk Machaneh Yehuda market. In exchange for music and a photo I was happy to put in a coin.

16 comments:

Paulo said...

I like your blog.
Paulo
Portugal
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mommanator said...

O to be free and spirited as these fellows seem!

Rambling Woods said...

Sometimes there are really good street players...

richies said...

I hope their music was good. Have a Happy Sabbath

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Abraham Lincoln said...

Nice. I like to see things like this. I watched a program on tv about young kids 10 and under who play musical instruments or all kinds. They are all great at it too. I hope more children learn how to cope with music and learn to play dance or sing.

GMG said...

Hi Dina! If I'm the first here today, that's great! But probably is just the moderation that is applied while you have some rest... ;))
Nice picture, amazing guys!
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Hope you enjoy, comment and have a great weekend!

JC said...

You are generous to reward talent and got a good photo to.

raf said...

Love it, Dina! I wonder, did they get your toe a tappin'?

Kay said...

Lovely! I'm wondering what kind of music they were playing. :-)

Jules said...

Hi Dina - so nice to touch base again with your wonderful blog!!!

These guys look like they are having fun!!!

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

great to see happy people

USelaine said...

Like Abe said, it's great to see young people who know how to make music. I was at a street celebration in our town today, and most of the musicians were near my age. The schools have dropped so much art instruction, that the children will be at a loss to appreciate it as adults.

Dina said...

Hi Paulo, thanks!

Mommanator, your time will come!

Rambling Woods, I remember the mass influx of Jews from the USSR. Many were top musicians. The older men would play violin on the streetcorner for a few pennies.
Others would take a first job as streetcleaners, and would be addressed as "Professor" or "Doctor."

Richie, it was good. Shabbat shalom.

Abe, little kids can really play, I agree. At age 5 my daughter started lessons with a 1/16 size violin, Suzuki method, with great success. Now her son, same age, has discovered dancing.

GMG, I'll be right over!

JC, yeah, this time. It's not every day I shell out 5 shekels! hehe

Well Raf and Kay, it was more like belly-dancing Mideast music, so I didn't break into a dance in the middle of the shuk. LOL The minute you see the violin in that position you expect Arab-type music.

Jules, nice you are back!

M.Kiwi and Jules, there is a T shirt here in Jerusalem: "Be happy, be Jewish."

Elaine, that IS sad. Only at age 14, as a freshman in Chicago public school, did I finally get my first class in classical music appreciation. It enriched my whole life.

Reader Wil said...

Great to see people making music in the streets. In Australia there are didgeridoo players, which is so inspiring for the local atmosphere!

Webradio said...

It's like here ! Music in the street for a coin !

Leora said...

They look like friends of my Israeli cousin's son. My cousin says his son's friends (he has five sons; I'm thinking of one in particular)-- many have "big hair", they like music, and they are very friendly!