Buskers of Fremantle: The Freo All-Stars

filed28 Dec 2010 from Carmen Jenner CategoriesCultural, Fremantle, Outdoors, Western Australia

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Fedora tipped over blue

Seductive plucking of tune

Street-side superstar

Freo presents Ivan Zar

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In amongst the throng of bohemians languishing along Fremantle’s capuccino strip, I’m immediately drawn to the man sporting a suit and fedora in mid-night blue. Oozing 1960’s glamour evocative of the Cuban time warp, I learn his name is Ivan Zar. A master of blues, the haromonica, and his unique metallic slide guitar, his style is gutsy yet unassuming. Influenced by those he supported, Zar has run with musical giants the likes of B.B. King, Joe Cocker, Tina Turner and Mick Jagger. I ask to photograph him and he obliges with a heart-felt ballad. The performance ends with him warmly pressing his business card into my hand. And so I float away to join the doe-eyed groupie parade.



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