Friday, January 18, 2013

the melting pot in action

It epitomizes New York as a melting pot. A New York subway busker. He's black, he performs in a tux, playing Jewish music on saxophone and clarinet. Often, runs around in circles while playing, in a manner that reminds me of Chassiddishe men dancing.

What's the story behind it? Maybe he just likes Jewish music. Maybe he works nights playing at Jewish weddings and Bar Mitzvahs. Maybe he's Jewish.

If I ever have the chance to see him -- he plays in the Times Square subway station -- I'll try to find out.

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