If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you’d know that I have a particular affinity for informal forms and purveyors of art, or in other words street art and artists – be it visual of performance based. I therefore had to document the street artists and performers of Granada for you, and today’s set of postcards does just that.In particular, I was struck by the number of musicians performing in Granada’s streets and plazas, which, on second thought is no surprise given Spain’s long and rich musical tradition. It shows… and buzzes and mesmerises you as you walk around town – and how!

Postcards from Spain | The Street Artists and Buskers of Granada
This gentleman is usually found around the Plaza de la Romilla of Granada, busking his music to people sitting along the promenade with cafes on one side and the spactacular Alhambra on top of the hill on the other. He entertained us for two breakfasts and one glass of evening wine.

Postcards from Spain | The Street Artists and Buskers of Granada

Postcards from Spain | The Street Artists and Buskers of Granada

I have never heard or seen someone playing the didgeridoo before this (at least that is what I think that is) and this gentleman was doing an absolutely fantastic job of it! He was keeping rhythm with those two wooden pellets in his right hand and the combined effect made you want to tap your feet and sway your hips! He was busking his unique music outside the main Cathedral in Granada.
It was around the Cathedral area that most other buskers and artists would tend to ply their art as well.

Postcards from Spain | The Street Artists and Buskers of Granada

Postcards from Spain | The Street Artists and Buskers of Granada

Postcards from Spain | The Street Artists and Buskers of Granada

This gentleman is painting scrolls of Arabic poetry – something that the walls of the Alhambra are covered in. A common art in these parts, it seems, but incredibly beautiful. I only wish I knew how to read Arabic so that I could make an informed comment on what I was looking at!

Postcards from Spain | The Street Artists and Buskers of Granada

I hope you liked this set of postcards as much I personally like it! This series of postcards is about to draw to a close soon, but beyond that I have some street photography related writing, and some London-based stories coming up… and also an important, very important announcement! Keep watching, and I hope you will not be disappointed with what comes up. :)

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