Blues music Fremantle International Street Arts festival Australia 2018
it’s here and it’s alive! Fremantle International Street Arts Festival returns to the streets of Fremantle this Easter long weekend, kicking off on Good Friday, March 30 until Monday, April 2.
Over the Easter long weekend, the streets of Fremantle become an open-air stage for the world’s best street theatre, busking and more. Come and join in the fun street party vibe and watch the major street stages; chill under the Norfolk pines, picnic with mates and watch the entertainment unfold; have a craft pint at our first fully licenced pitch in the Little Creatures Buskers Bar; or come out after dark to see great bands, spectacularly illuminated birdmen and crazy roving characters. We have curated a unique line-up of quirky, international world-class entertainers to mark FISAF 20th year!
Blues music Fremantle International Street Arts Festival Australia
Blues is a music genre
and musical form which was originated in the Deep South of the United States around the 1860s by African-Americans from roots in African musical traditions, African-American work songs, and spirituals. Blues incorporated spirituals, work songs, field hollers, shouts, chants, and rhymed simple narrative ballads. The blues form, ubiquitous in jazz, rhythm and blues and rock and roll, is characterized by the call-and-response pattern, the blues scale and specific chord progressions, of which the twelve-bar blues is the most common. Blue notes usually thirds, fifths or sevenths flattened in pitch are also an essential part of the sound. Blues shuffles or walking bass reinforce the trance-like rhythm and form a repetitive effect known as the groove.
Blues as a genre is also characterized by its lyrics, bass lines, and instrumentation. Early traditional blues verses consisted of a single line repeated four times. It was only in the first decades of the 20th century that the most common current structure became standard: the AAB pattern, consisting of a line sung over the four first bars, its repetition over the next four, and then a longer concluding line over the last bars. Early blues frequently took the form of a loose narrative, often relating the racial discrimination and other challenges experienced by African-Americans.
About the Fremantle International Street Arts Festival
started as a celebration of Fremantle’s local busking culture in 1999 and has grown into a showcase of the world’s best street theatre.
Each year over the Easter long weekend, the streets of Fremantle are transformed into an open-air theatre of the amazing, weird and wacky, while Fremantle’s famous alfresco dining steps up a notch, with pop-up bars and eateries extending into the streets.
Entertainment centres around several major ‘pitches’ or performance locations and roving performers pop up in surprising and interesting places all across the City.