Parisian music and performance is everywhere: on the steet, on the metro, on then bank of the seine. Performers playing classic accordion music, upright pianos, marching band music, and even fire spinning.
Paris is full of accordion music. That is just a given. On the the train into the city I saw two people performing traditional french accordion music. Kind of Beats random people asking for money on the Bart train in San Francisco.
One of the most exciting things I saw was Boula Matari, a Parisian marching band. They were playing on the bank of the Seine. They gave San Francisco’s Extra Action Marching Band a run for their money with song covers like the Beatles, Magical Mystery Tour. Check out the video I took on you tube.
One magical night we stumbled across the courtyard of Notre Dame, only to find two fire spinners performing. A young woman using fire poi and fire hoop with grace and dexterity. Also a young man with speed energy moved through a number of throws and figure eights with fire poi and something I had never seen before: firework poi. Here is a video of this spectacular show