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Subway Beats: Celebrating New York City Buskers

Kurt Boone

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Immerse yourself in the raw energy and enthusiasm of New York City subway buskers in this shining photo showcase. From makeshift stages in Times Square where MTA music banners are hung to subway station platforms and cars throughout the city, these performers collectively express the soul of the Big Apple while entertaining thousands of commuters and visitors daily. More than 200 photos depict singers, dancers, bands, duets, and quartets performing with violins, guitars, the French horn, the African kora, steel drums, and more. Mirroring the city’s diverse population, genres represented include music from the Andes and West Africa, Latin jazz, R&B, and more. Including interviews with veteran perfomers Roger Manning, Heidi Kole, and Cathy Grier, the book is sure to appeal to all lovers of New York City.

Size: 6″ x 6″ | 268 color images | 304 pp
ISBN13: 9780764351822 | Binding: hard cover

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Kurt Boone is a native New Yorker, freelance writer, and poet. He has written for Narratively, PBS Metro Focus, and Urban Velo magazine. He has also authored numerous books on the New York City courier industry.