Fête de la Musique

With around 350 other cities across the world, Brisbane is today holding the Fête de la Musique, which brings music to multiple locations on the city streets.  City workers walking through Eagle Lane (linking Eagle and Queen Streets) were pleasantly surprised to encounter the Rasta DJs:

This is a great initiative by the City Council (in conjunction with Alliance Francais).  I’m unsure of the cost of it all, though the temporary green space in Eagle Lane looks pretty cheap!  And it’s probably justifiable when you think about the potential benefits – in terms of providing new and interesting music to the public, and perhaps even from encouraging creativity and the arts.  In this regard, there’s an interesting strand of economic research started by Richard Florida, extolling the benefits of creativity and, indeed, Bohemianism:

Bohemia and economic geography

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