Celebrating self-expression as a basic human right essential for the
healthy growth of youth, individuals and communities
COMMUNITY ARTS ADVOCATES, INC.
Stephen H. Baird, Founder and Executive Director
PO Box 300112, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130-0030
Web site: http://www.communityartsadvocates.org
The History and Cultural Impact
of Street Performing
by Stephen Baird © Stephen Baird 2000-2007
The following little historical references are just a glimpse of the depth and breadth of the creative spirit of the human race that blossoms on the street corners, market places, subway platforms and any other place people gather.
I was called on September 11, 2007 by BBC's World Have Your Say news program to comment live on this new law being enacted that would actually ban giving donations to buskers. Silly concept. All the laws in the world can not ban poverty... Will the city police arrest tourists, children, religious leaders who give to the poor?... Expect more order in city can be obtained if donations to politicians are banned.
Street Arts and Buskers Advocates
Copyright © 1999-2007 by Stephen Baird