The here and now... and what and why

Complacency is a trap. At least that’s what I was thinking when I up and left the comfort of a Yankee prep school gig, where I taught music, amongst other things, for 28 years. There was also that life long career as a composer, musician and artist.

First, it was a year in St. Thomas, USVI, working as a reporter and shooting photography and then, a year in San Agustin Etla, Oaxaca, Mexico.
Time passed.
More time passed and a year back in the Athens of America followed by a hasty return to Oaxaca where it is all happening.
A couple of years in San Sebastian Etla and now, just down the road in San Pablo Etla. Life is good.

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Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo
The view from Corazon del Pueblo

The hereafter re me

My photo
Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico
Musician, photographer, videographer, reporter, ex-officio teacher, now attempting to be a world traveler

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Susana Harp

Last night the zocalo, which is already festive, filled with lights and poinsettias, was even more festive, filled with people and music. Famed singer, Susana Harp, presented a free concert for the thousands that gathered to take in the evening. She sang many traditional standards backed by a good band with full string section and three backup singers. It was a beautiful setting with the moon coming over the cathedral and gentle, warm breezes blowing. People had a good time.
I spent too many years as a musician on stage and garnered too many reviews, both pans and raves, to ever review concerts. It is all in the music. I will leave it at "You had to be there."

I did get some very nice video. Editing is high on the list for the next few days as I have a large backlog of video to work on.


Susan Lenane said...

Blessings to you and we hope you have a very happy 2010, Chris!

Christopher Stowens said...

Muchas gracias!
And the same to you, Brian and your growing family. I am very optimistic, but it is still a little early.