“In Andalusia we dance with passion, we cook with passion, we fall in love passionately! I think that this is reflected in my music.”
Keka is a musician from Seville in Spain who has been busking around Melbourne, Australia for around the last 9 months.
Keka’s sophisticated vocals and piano skills are delighting Melbourne tourists and shoppers in the CBD, including the Bourke Street Mall, Southbank and St Kilda precincts.
We’re thrilled that Keka has recorded this great interview just for us here at Busker What’s Your Story? Enjoy her big warm smile, engaging personality, beautiful piano and impressive vocals as she shares with us a little about her busking experiences here in Melbourne.
You can also catch Keka at a few local gigs. She will be appearing on Valentine’s Day (14 February) at The Clayton Hotel from 6.30pm and at the Clifton Hill Brew Pub on Sunday 29 March from 6pm. Check out her Facebook for any further opportunties to see her play live.
Here she is covering the Ed Sheeran classic ‘Perfect’ to the delight of passers-by in Melbourne’s Bourke Street Mall.
“When life itself seems lunatic, who knows where madness lies? Perhaps to be too practical is madness. To surrender dreams — this may be madness. Too much sanity may be madness — and maddest of all: to see life as it is, and not as it should be!”
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Don Quixote
Who could resist this brave and quirky human as she delivers her Don Quixote monologue.
She clip clopped her way on her imaginary steed up the cobblestone streets of the ancient city of Toledo, Spain. We were so along for the ride!
Her sign says “unemployed”.
We hope her egg carton armour and cheeky sense of humour will shield her against the odds.
Today we saw life as it is, and not as it should be!
“The dancer’s trembling heart must bring everything into harmony, from the tips of her shoes to the flutter of her eyelashes, from the rustles of her dress to the incessant play of her fingers. Shipwrecked in a field of air, she must measure lines, silences, zigzags and rapid curves, with a sixth sense of aroma and geometry, without ever mistaking her terrain. In this she resembles the torero, whose heart must keep to the neck of the bull. Both of them face the same danger–he, death; and she, darkness.”
Federico Garcia Lorco/Poet from In Praise of Antonio Merce
In the exquiste city of Seville, the crowd are enchanted by a graceful dancer in traditional Flamenco costume.
Image Credit: “SAM_4413” by Bryn B. Jones CC BY-ND 2.0
“The magic of Spanish guitar, the virtuosity of electric bass, the dynamics of the dancer’s tap shoes – this variety of percussive sounds combine for a spellbinding experience we call Flamenco Global Fusion.”
Under caves in Barcelona’s beautiful Park Guell a passionate Gypsy flamenco dancer stomps his feet to a commanding beat of castanets, hand clapping and flamenco guitar.
We don’t know their story – but we feel their passion.