I started buskin’ in Athens in 1991. At that time it was forbidden and we always had problems with the police. There was no Ermou pedestrian, no Monastiraki and no Psiri either (only ruins instead of what you see today). The only place you could go and play your music was Plaka.
I was absent from Greece for a long time. I came back in 2006 and I have been busking non stop since then in the streets of Athens.
This photo (above) was taken at the Lenfilm studios in Saint Petersburg, Russia, where I’d been working in 2005. Apart from street musician I’m also a filmmaker.
You can hear my music in my last movie called “Ecce Momo!”.
Gallery: Jam, Jan 2012
Gallery: The Best of the Street #1
Gallery: The Best of the Street #2
Gallery: The Best of the Street #3
More videos and music by Anastas on his youtube channel: click here