Organilleros in Mexico City

These organilleros street musicians, with their hand-cranked barrel organs, bring an air of nostalgia and charm to the urban landscape. It’s also known as harmonipan.

Dressed in their distinctive brown uniforms, reminiscent of an older, almost bygone era. The music they play, a mixture of traditional Mexican tunes and popular songs from various periods, offers a window into the soul of Mexico City. In terms of earning a living, these musicians subtly ask for tips, often leaving a small box or hat near them for contributions.

It’s probably becoming a thing of the past slowly.