"You can come here, be a professional teddy bear and actually make a living": New Orleans buskers give life to French Quarter

Street performers are a quintessential part of the NoLa experience

Published November 4, 2015 9:19PM (EST)

A busker (commonly known as street performer) is a person that entertains in a public space for donations. Busking is deeply rooted in cultural history and dates back to ancient civilizations. Salon caught up with some diverse buskers throughout the French Quarter.

By Peter Cooper

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