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The Busk Documentary Explores the Underground World of Buskers

 - Mar 13, 2014
References: vimeo & icarusdocs
The short documentary called Busk by Ramon Nyitrai is about the busking subculture and the social issues surrounding it. The documentary follows five musicians as they busk in the arteries of the NYC subway system. The captivating, well-filmed documentary dives right into the reality of the pastime and profession. The film portrays the underground musical world of subway performing through intimate interviews. The busker’s experiences are captured and told.

The film strives to display how individuals exploit their talents for income, substance and a means to work. The five creative souls captured claim that playing music for the general public is either a way of making a living, a means to being creative and gaining control of their artistic freedom, or simply because they enjoy it. 

The short film captures amazing live performances on the subways platforms. The Busk documentary encapsulates what it means to be a passionate musician and performer in New York City.