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"Buskers” is a new Broadway bound musical conceived by two of New York City’s favorite subway buskers - angelic soprano folk-singer, Wendy Sayvetz, and soulful pop/rock singer/songwriter, Nicola. “Buskers” tells the story of why they and other street musicians from all corners of the world ply their trade in New York City’s train stations and captures the magical “theater without walls” they create with their underground audiences. The show will feature an ensemble cast of New York City’s star subway buskers with a script and score woven from their own life stories and music, anecdotes of their most devoted fans, and new original songs.

“Buskers” © Abaca Productions, 2010
(illustration by Hilary Allison hahahilaryallison@gmail.com)


Andrew Schulman's


Abaca String Band

Abaca String Band

"There is something outrageous, irreverent, and wonderfully refreshing about the Abaca String Band... Everyone was a winner in this match-up."

Gannett Newspapers


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Wendy Sayvetz


"What links the songs is Ms. Sayvetz's sweet-sounding, otherworldly voice which is reminiscent of Joan Baez and Judy Collins..."

The Princeton Packet

"Her astoundingly clear soprano ranges from haunting to defiant..."

The Fairfield County Weekly

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Andrew Schulman

8-String Guitarist

Abaca String Band

"Eloquent... He played with sensitivity, a graceful introspection, careful workmanship and an ear for timbral shading."

The New York Times


"Schulman gave us a performance which was freewheeling, musically delightful, and technically dazzling."

The Woodstock Times

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Abaca Duo



“Your duo concert was truly a highlight…The audience was delighted by the exquisite quality of musicianship as well as the overall dignified, yet personable, ambience created by your warmth, spirit and professionalism.  The mix of Mr. Schulman’s virtuosic classical renditions combined with Ms. Sayvetz’s angelic voice and acoustic folk guitar pieces provided a wonderful balance of musical breadth and depth that made the evening unique…It is wonderful to offer a cultural evening full of such high quality artistry and sheer delight!”

Paula Rubinstein, Coordinator of Cultural Affairs, Westchester Community College

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