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Musicians in the Metro – Part II

Sunday, July 1st, 2012
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Don LaRue

Tim Puckett (left) with his group Don LaRue
Photo by www.DiscoverParis.net

Antoine Barret

Antoine Barret
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In last month’s Paris Insights we looked at the selection procedure that musicians must go through if they want a permit to perform in the corridors of the Paris metro. This month we take a look at two of the musicians, one French, the other American, who went through this process.

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Battle of the Bands in the Metro

Saturday, June 9th, 2012
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Whiskybaba

Whiskybaba
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On Friday, May 4, I attended a concert in metro station Miromesnil where six bands competed for the opportunity to appear at the annual Solidays three-day mega-concert to be held in late June. One of the bands was Whiskybaba, whose on-stage antics made me smile!

I wrote about the concert in this month’s Paris Insights, a monthly newsletter that brings you insider information about culture, history, and contemporary life in the City of Light.

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Musicians in the Metro – Part I

Friday, June 1st, 2012
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La Réprise

La Réprise
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Travelers to Paris who use the metro to get around the city will, sooner or later, come upon any of the 300 musicians who perform in its passageways. In April, we had the opportunity to attend an audition held by Espace Métro Accords, where we participated on a jury to help determine which of the competing musicians should be granted a license to play there. Read about how the selection process is made in this month’s Paris Insights.

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Music on the Metro

Thursday, February 16th, 2012
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Music on the Metro

Music on the Metro
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This young man was playing what appears to be a hammered dulcimer on the metro a few nights ago.

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Bazar et Bémols – A Joyous Group of Musicians

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011
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Bazar et Bémols

Bazar et Bémols
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Last week while riding the metro, I was delighted to see a joyous trio of musicians get on the car and begin singing in…French. Their performance was particularly entertaining because I do not usually hear singers perform French songs in the subway. Called Bazar et Bémols, they maintained exhilarating enthusiasm throughout their merry music-making. They will be performing in Paris at Stand’Art café on December 20, Caminito on January 13, and Hideout La Station on January 19.

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