Street Music

Street Music
9:00 am
Thu December 20, 2012

Cincinnati Street Music: James

James playing his flute on the corner of 9th and Main

James Davis is most often found performing on the corner of 9th and Main downtown, many times with his nephew.  When I met with him, he spoke openly about the challenges that face street musicians in Cincinnati and around the country.

James also sells StreetVibes, a locally-produced newspaper that advocates for the homeless.

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Street Music
9:00 am
Thu December 20, 2012

Cincinnati Street Music: Daniel & DeShawn

Daniel & DeShawn outside of Findlay Market

When I ran into Daniel & DeShawn, they were surrounded by kids who were dancing and playing various musical instruments and just having a great time at Findlay Market

I spoke with them about interacting in the community through the medium of music, what they do when the weather gets colder and what other difficulties face street musicians in the city.

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Street Music
1:08 pm
Thu December 13, 2012

Cincinnati Street Music: Bonita

Bonita Price at Findlay Market

Bonita Price was a music major at The Cincinnati School for Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA) and Central State University but took some time off to raise her family.  She is now a practicing street musician to hone her voice and to provide income since she was laid off from the Jim Beam distillery when it closed its Cincinnati plant in 2011.

I caught up with Bonita at Cincinnati’s Findlay Market - Ohio's oldest continuously-operated public market.

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