MADRID (Reuters) – Spanish singer Beatriz Berodia is helping to banish the coronavirus blues with a nightly concert from her balcony to entertain her neighbors in locked-down Madrid.
Berodia, known as “Betta”, is acccompanied by her guitar-playing partner Andrea Capalbo on the adjacent balcony in the capital’s Lavapies district.
A placard attached to the balcony rail says they accept song suggestions via Instagram account @MUSICBETTA for the half-hour shows. From their own windows and balconies, her neighbors swing and tap their feet to the amplified sound.
“We do this because we want to make everyone happy for a while,” Berodia told Reuters from her balcony.
“I’m a full-time musician, and since so many concerts and tours have been canceled, we decided that to continue with the music and allow people to have a moment to disconnect, this would be something very positive,” she said.
Madrid is the epicenter of the disease in Spain, which with more than 1,000 people…
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