Street musicians in Salon-de-Provence

by Stefan Fletcher October. 03, 2009 3859 views

At the street theatre festival this weekend in Salon-de-Provence I came across this cycling band of old-style jazz musicians. The narrative – such as it is – is in the captions.

Come wail with me (Norah Jones, eat your heart out)

Could this be one of the New Orleans funeral processions?

There's certainly pathos…

With everyone joining in

The loneliness of the long-distance trombone player

The emotion has got to them

Some people can't take it any more

Bloody paparazzi - no sympathy whatsoever

The ensemble

A dirge? Surely not

The cortège

With veterans showing their mobile respect

Chin up! You could be the guy with the tuba

Decorum is everything. If you lose your hat, there's usually someone who will help you out…

She's reading the in memoriam to the others

Must have been a very respected person - the whole town is following…

But thank goodness you can see the bright side of things.

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Karen 11 years, 7 months ago

great pictures, great narrative. Would a New Orleans funeral really be like this? I'd love that! Love 13 with the light on the face.

11 years, 7 months ago Edited
Piyali 11 years, 7 months ago

I fell in love with #6..superb set filled with emotion!!

11 years, 7 months ago Edited
Miclaud 11 years, 7 months ago

J'aime beaucoup cette ambiance!

11 years, 7 months ago Edited
Hanna Westesson 11 years, 7 months ago

Very funny :-)

11 years, 7 months ago Edited
Robert Moffat 11 years, 7 months ago

Oh I just love this post - so many memories - such atmosphere - thanks so much for posting this.

11 years, 7 months ago Edited
Thebronzebow 11 years, 7 months ago

Looks like great fun... and what's wrong with New Orleans funeral processions? Love the characters you've captured in 6-8.

11 years, 7 months ago Edited
Illicite Abumdance 11 years, 7 months ago

Did they sound as good as they looked? Or did you do us a favour when simply taking pictures?

11 years, 7 months ago Edited
Brian 11 years, 7 months ago

Nice set. 3 and 5 are great for their expressiveness.
Well done.

11 years, 7 months ago Edited
Sandra Vermeulen 11 years, 7 months ago

Street theater is always nice to see and hear.
The enthusiasm and passion these people exude really brightens up the way they perform.
Nice post. ;o)

11 years, 7 months ago Edited
David Swatton 11 years, 7 months ago

Nice set... byt cycling musicians - that's nothing. Wait 'til you see the trampolining sword swallowers.

11 years, 7 months ago Edited
Ines 11 years, 7 months ago

Fantastic shots, great captured, #6 is my fav !!!

11 years, 7 months ago Edited
Doris 11 years, 7 months ago

Thank you for bringing music into my silent sunday morning! This is such an expressive reportage with so many good details!

11 years, 7 months ago Edited
Michael Sakowicz 11 years, 7 months ago

Haha! 'Can't take it anymore.' Love that shot. Nice set.

11 years, 7 months ago Edited
Soulcurry 11 years, 7 months ago

I love street scenes. You captured some great emotions there!

11 years, 7 months ago Edited
Hong S 11 years, 7 months ago

thats very interesting,, and nice shot

11 years, 7 months ago Edited
Marsha 11 years, 7 months ago

Ha! Interesting collection of shots. You really caught the fun and enjoyment!

11 years, 7 months ago Edited
Dorothe 11 years, 7 months ago

Very funny street musicans, great set. My fav is no 13. Light, shadows, composition are very good. But the whole set gives the impression of life and fun!

11 years, 7 months ago Edited
Lynda 11 years, 7 months ago

What a fun set. You are really good at capturing street life wherever you are.

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