Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Made Underground | Philadelphia | Ep 3

Busking, has been a way of life for street musicians dating back centuries. It's the practice of performing in public places for tips. Buskers perform daily to un-adoring crowds while dreaming of someday performing on stage in front of a truly captive audience. Made Underground, a 6-part series, searches four global cities - London, NYC, Philadelphia, & Rio de Janeiro - for their most compelling buskers. We’ll follow Sam Harris of X-Ambassadors & Jamie N. Commons as they search the subways and streets; inviting their favorite buskers to Los Angeles to record a new version of their collaboration track Jungle. Taking it to the next level, we’ll watch Sam, Jamie, and these global buskers bring this new version of Jungle to life on stage at the Budweiser Made In America Festival.

Often overlooked as a music hub, Philadelphia has undoubtedly been a pillar of the American cultural and political landscape. More recently known as the birthplace of neo-soul, Philadelphia has played its part in the evolution of classical, jazz, and R &B. With this rich intersection of genres, Philadelphia was an obvious choice when it came time to decide which cities to search for local buskers. In this third episode of Made Underground, Sam & Jamie explore the underground Septa system for undiscovered talent, make their way to historical Rittenhouse Square, and experience some local hospitality in Northeast Philly.

Made Underground - New York City - Ep 2:

Made Underground - London - Ep 1:

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