I spent a few hours one evening at London’s South Bank and I was a witness to something marvelous – Londoners were astonished. I am not trying to be sarcastic, for a change, they were genuinely impressed by someone playing in front of Southbank Centre.
I am still amazed to see and experience how many opportunities the city offers, let it be work related or simply opportunities for entertainment. And I must add, again, many of us take all this for granted. I also have to add though that people here appreciate talent, but being a crowded and so extremely competitive city, it is tough to get into the frontline and find the attention we think our abilities would deserve.
The musician who played that evening was Susana Silva, http://www.susanasilvamusic.com/, a singer from Portugal. Doing a bit of research after that night it became obvious that I am not the first one who wonders why she is outside of the Centre. She should be playing inside on stage. The girl was singing her heart out that made almost everyone stop who were walking nearby. She somehow created a bubble around herself and her audience within which the outside world ceased for a short while and she managed to make us feel everything that she has experienced by her very tender age.