Saturday, June 25, 2011
(宇美)海之咖啡廳: 開放式麥克風 即興表演(吟詩、朗誦、歌唱、演奏、故事、笑話等) / Umi Cafe Open Mic & Jam Session (IMG00236)
Friday nite is "open mic/mike" at Umi Cafe in Chinatown. From abt 7 pm to midnight, the place is jam-packed with ppl listening to music, songs, poetry reading, story telling, and other live entertainment. The average age of the crowd is abt 25-30.
I took this photo on June 24, 2011 at abt 11h30 pm when the night's event was wrapped up, as usual, in the form of a "jam session".
For the price of a few bucks, it's pretty good entertainment !!
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Reference / Wikipedia:
- "... A jam session is a musical act where musicians play (i.e. "jam") by improvising without extensive preparation or predefined arrangements. Jam sessions are often used to develop new material, find suitable arrangements, or simply as a social gathering and communal practice session. Jam sessions may be based upon existing songs or forms, may be loosely based on an agreed chord progression or chart suggested by one participant, or may be wholly improvisational. Jam sessions can range from very loose gatherings of amateurs to sophisticated improvised recording sessions intended to be edited and released to the public.... " http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jam_session
- "... An open mike or open mic is a live show where audience members may perform at the microphone. Usually, the performers sign up in advance for a time slot with the host or master of ceremonies.... " http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_mic
(Minor updates Oct 2, 2012: Chinese title and Wikipedia links added)