Musequality World Busk 2014

Pitch up, pitch in.
9 June to 15 June 2014


Sign up for the 6th Musequality World Busk® and change someone’s life! By raising money for one of Musequality’s music education projects, you’ll be giving some of the poorest children in developing countries a chance to develop the skills, experience and confidence they need to turn their lives around.

You can join in wherever you are – and be part of a Guinness World Records attempt.
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When?

The busk will last one week, starting on Monday 9 June and ending on Sunday 15 June. It will include a Guinness World Records Attempt for the Largest Busk at Multiple Venues at 18:00 British Summer Time (GMT +1) on Wednesday 11 June. More details

Where?

Wherever you are! With buskers on every continent the World Busk is a truly global affair. Even if you’re not allowed to busk on the street, you can serenade your colleagues at work, organise a concert in your home or busk for your class at school. Just get out there and have fun! Our buskers

Who?

If you play an instrument or sing, we’d love you to participate. Are you already involved in a music programme for underprivileged young people? Why not join us and raise money for your own project as well as for Musequality? More details

Why?

The money you raise will go to Musequality’s existing projects in Uganda, Kenya, India and Thailand and help launch new ones in South Africa. Visit www.musequality.org for more information about these projects and the way we work.

How do I get involved?

Register and we will send you more information. Let’s get busking! This year we are also looking for volunteers to help out in a variety of other ways on the day. For more details visit World Busk 2014 or email us.

The busk that got us busking

World Busk® was launched after Musequality founder, David Juritz, busked around the world in 2007 for nearly five months, visiting 50 cities in 24 countries in every continent except the Antarctic to raise awareness and funds for Musequality and its music projects. More details

About Musequality

Musequality is a UK-based charity that supports music education projects for disadvantaged children in developing countries. The charity encourages a wide variety of music in its projects, with particular emphasis on the local musical culture and communal music-making. Musequality’s aim is not to produce professional musicians but to give marginalised children an opportunity to regain their self-respect, rebuild their confidence and develop life skills that will lead to better futures for themselves and their communities.

Musequality supports projects in Uganda, Kenya, India and Thailand. For more information on the charity, its music projects and the benefits of music, please visit www.musequality.org.


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World Busk videos

Some of the amazing people who
supported our previous World Busks:


Tight fisted penguins!
The Rothera Winter Crew in Antarctica



5a Edizione Musequality World Busk
a Citta' della Scienza 2013



Ban Mai Mok Chan School in Thailand



golden gate Note

David Juritz launched Musequality by busking round the world. He left his home with only a violin, backpack and a completely empty wallet and, for nearly five months, lived and travelled only on the money he raised from playing his violin. His 80,000 mile journey took him from his house in London to busk in 50 cities in 24 countries in every continent except the Antarctic More


Musequality

Musequality supports music education projects for disadvantaged children in developing countries. The charity encourages a wide variety of music in its projects, with particular emphasis on the local musical culture and communal music-making. Musequality’s aim is not to produce professional musicians but to give marginalised children an opportunity to regain their self-respect, rebuild their confidence and develop life-skills that will lead to better futures for themselves and their communities.

Musequality supports projects in Uganda, South Africa, Kenya, Ghana, India and Thailand. By joining the world busk you will help us continue funding these projects – and set up more.
www.musequality.org

Busking feedback

"Today's busking went fantastically well and we collected £333.37 in two hours from a very generous audience. Thank you to everyone involved and we hope to update you very soon about progress with young Tadeo's prosthetics."

Little Brian's Big Band UK

“Back here in Uganda, all went well and everyone at the busk had fun. We had 30 buskers from EYBB and 15 from the church choir totalling 45. We used our brass band instruments like; trumpets, sousaphone, drums,trombones,tubas etc. We had an audience of more than 400 people at the busk, I have organized to it tomorrow at the Mbale regional hospital."

Frederick KywelayangaElgon Brass Band, Uganda

“Well, our busk was both fun and successful! We only made $41 but we had a great time, and had a very entertained and amazed audience! We had 11 harpists, one fiddler and a percussionist!
Thanks for organizing such a wonderful event!!!!"

Cath SauperRyeland Harp Ring, US

“Isla and Harriet did their busk yesterday! It was a sunny day in Edinburgh, but cold and fairly windy. We tried busking in the Royal Mile, but couldn't dislodge a much louder punk rocker playing brash recorded music just 20 yards away round the corner from us. So we moved to Princes Street Gardens, where lots of people passed, some stopped to listen,and a few donated. As usual, it was children and young people who were most interested, including one girl aged about 12 who asked to try out Harriet's violin. Harriet kindly obliged, and afterwards the girl gave a big grin and said it was cool! ."

Cathy RatcliffEdinburgh

"Had a great day at Kirtsenbosch ...wonderful weather and everyone loved the music. Hope you too all had a great busk."

Brian LisusQuartet of Peace, Cape Town