Saturday, November 13, 2021

Street Musicians, a Special Bonus of the Historic Center

Two days ago, following our language lesson, we went walking around the historic area and decided to stop at A Brazileira for a glass of wine. The temperature was mild, so we could sit at an outside table, and we were also lured by the sound of music. 


One of the things I love about the historic center is that often there are street musicians on one or another of the many open plazas. This time, the musicians were just s few yards away from A Brazileira, so we sipped our wine and enjoyed a good BLUES concert. Both musicians played guitars, and one of them sang with a really good blues voice. I recorded a segment, but I couldn't get it to play on this blog. I really wish someone could tell me how to do that.


Meanwhile, how about you? Do enjoy street performances? Street art?

12 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

My friend Joseph Peck who plays steel drums made his living as a street performer while in college here. He didn't get rich, but at least he didn't starve. I will always find money for a street performer, because I know how hard they work. I'm glad you enjoyed the performance. They look quite competent.

I can't help you with the video because I have only uploaded one and I think my friend Scott uploaded it.

Elephant's Child said...

Music is not my first love, but I do adore street art - of any kind.

Rosi said...

Sounds like a lovely afternoon. You sure do seem to be enjoying your new home.

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

Bom dia, Elizabeth, and happy Sunday to you (and Bleubeard). We've seen several street musicians since we've been here, and they've all been good. We always give something, and I was glad to see these two were being well "appreciated" by other listeners, too.

Oddly, I was able to upload the video to Facebook, but not here.

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

E. C., I love sidewalk art, too. Sandra Cox used to post on her Wednesday blog some great examples of sidewalk art. I haven't seen them lately, though.

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

Hi, Rosi, thanks for coming by. Yes, we are enjoying Braga very much. We are glad we found a place close enough to the historic center to walk — which is why we get to see so much. We're about a mile away, although most days we walk additionally once we get there and we cover about 3 or 4 miles.

Natalie Aguirre said...

That's awesome that you can wander around and enjoy street art and music. It's too cold here to do anything like that.

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

Good morning, Natalie. Always nice to see you here. I suspect our wanderings and listenings won't be much longer. We are having off and on again warm/cold/warm weather, but winter is coming. We hear that December through February are pretty, pretty cold.

Sandra Cox said...

Lovely:)
Do you use the insert video button?

DMS said...

This sounds like an amazing afternoon. I love to hear music played on the streets. :)
~Jess

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

Hi, Sandra. Yes, I did use the button, but I think the video was too long and too much to handle. It was a really nice performance, though.

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

Good morning, Jess (here in Portugal), Yes, we love street performances, too. They usually feel so spontaneoous. And I'm happy to say the street musicians do get some good contributions.