Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Busking on a Gaudi Bench

Busking on this Baudi inspired, if not designed, bench in Barcelona are three guitarists known collectively as Guitarras Nocturnas. By individual name they are German Prieto, Lucas Turquie, and Jorge Martire. Their sign suggests you can buy their CD for ten euros. If I had witnessed this performance, I would have bought one and left another ten euros in the guitar case as a tip. These guys play gypsy style jazz with a Lunfardo tilt which might be expected since at least two of the three are from Buenos Aires and at least one of them, Lucas Turquie, has formally studied tango music there.

Libertango, the featured tune in today's video, is not the only Piazzolla in their busking repertoire, they also play Fuga y Misterio.

If you are in Barcelona and can't find Guitarras Nocturnas on the street, just drop by the upscale Espai Barroc bar at 11 PM on most Mondays in August and give the man at the door seven euros to get in. I think you will enjoy the music.

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