Category Archives: Busking For Karma

Hey Boulder, CO

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Join Luke on June 18th in Boulder, CO, for an evening of beverages, beautiful imagery, stories, and discussion around the filming of the Karma Documentary and how the earthquakes in Nepal have affected the lives of those we met, and the telling of their stories as we move forward.

Neptune Mountaineering – 8pm
633 S Broadway St Suite A, Boulder, Colorado 80305
(303) 499-8866
info@neptunemountaineering.com

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© Christen Babb
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© Christen Babb

Supporting the cause:

-You can donate through the GoFundMe campaign, as well as share the link and encourage others to donate:

http://www.gofundme.com/karmadocumentary

-You can donate through PayPal here:

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-You can send a check to:

Luke Mislinski Photography
14821 SE 181st Street
Renton, WA 98058

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#buskingforkarma ~ Luke sings ‘What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve’

2014 Was a year of many firsts. While it was a landmark year in many ways, we are looking forward to celebrating the start of a new year and many more milestones for the Karma Documentary. Please contribute to help us reach our next – the official trailer. It is coming later in January!

Please enjoy this special new year’s busking performance.

Check out the video below!

If you would like to donate to the making of the Karma Documentary, please send money to Luke Mislinski Photography via Paypal.

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#buskingforkarma ~ Gandharba musicians from Nepal play Resham Firiri

Next in our #buskingforkarma series, enjoy this performance of the very popular traditional Nepali folk song, Resham Firiri. I met these musicians while taking a break from filming for the Karma Documentary, walking through the Thamel neighborhood of Kathmandu. They are the hardest working buskers I have met. They are members of the Gandharba, an ancient Hindu caste of musicians who travel from village to village, earning their living by spreading news and entertainment through their music.

Today, there is less demand for their traditional services. Like many Nepali people, they are struggling to adapt to changes brought about by globalization and the rise of modern communications technologies. To earn money for their families, they are often seen playing their music for donations from visitors and selling recordings and instruments on the streets of cities in Nepal.

Check out the video below!

If you would like to donate to the making of the Karma Documentary, please send money to Luke Mislinski Photography via Paypal.

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Left to right: Mandal, Petram, and Dambar

#buskingforkarma ~ Luke plays Change

As I was getting ready to bring you some musical performances from Nepal for our #buskingforkarma series, I found this recording I did a couple months ago and forgot to post. This is one of my favorite Blind Melon songs. I cannot hit the high notes that Shannon Hoon was known for, but I hope you like this version anyway. As you can see from the video, this was the end of a very long day.

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#buskingforkarma – St Dominic’s Trio Returns

Once again, at Nye’s Polonaise Room, here is the next of several #buskingforkarma songs that St. Dominic’s Trio was gracious to perform for us. This is one of their original songs, titled “Bike Ride on 35W”.

Enjoy!

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#buskingforkarma – Scary Numan plays Cows

Our next Minneapolis band to volunteer for #buskingforkarma is the band of my longtime friend, Dax. They are called Scary Numan, and they play a mash-up of older hit pop and rock songs. Here is their first of several #buskingforkarma songs that they recorded with us one night at their band practice. This is a song by the band the Suburbs called Cows. Unfortunately, not everyone in the band was there this time.

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#Buskingforkarma – St. Dominic’s Trio Plays Ophelia

Those of you who have spent any time in Minneapolis know of a the incomparable St. Dominic’s Trio. In fact, they are so good, they have never even had three members, as far as I can tell. In addition to playing large festivals in the area, they are a Tuesday night staple at Nye’s Polonaise Room, the best bar in America. Here is the first of several #buskingforkarma songs that they performed for us last night. Enjoy!

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Busking for Karma – Luke sings Lorena

For this installment of #buskingforkarma, I decided to sing one of my favorite songs from one of my favorite performers, Bob Schneider. He is a long-time Austin artist, and I used to see him play with his old band, the Ugly Americans, every week at Antone’s while I was in school.

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Busking For Karma ~ No Rain ~ Performed by Gustavo

Gustavo was gracious enough to give us a second song for the Busking For Karma project, to help us raise funding for the Karma Documentary. How fantastic is he?

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<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/105287399″>Busking for Karma – Gustavo sings No Rain</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/user6167394″>Luke Mislinski</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

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Busking for Karma – Driftless performed by Martin Dill

This next guest appearance on #buskingforkarma is a treat for all of us, but it will be especially fun for those of you from the midwest. Martin Dill, whom I (Luke) have known since I was a kid when he would come over to my house to hang out with my older brothers, asked if he could do a song. Those of you who know him, know that Martin has amazing vocal talent. As front man for Janitor Bob and the Armchair Cowboys, he put many smiles on faces over the years.

Thank you again for sending the video, Martin!

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For more information on the Karma Documentary and how you can help the people of Nepal recover from the recent earthquakes, visit our GoFundMe campaign and watch the video below.