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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For additional photography please visit my flickr page.
You can find my music on Jango (World & latin - Worldbeat) and at iTunes and most online stores.
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If you are coming to Oaxaca, please contact me for tours or advice.

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

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Virgen de Guadalupe - Teotitlan del Valle style

We celebrated el Día de la Virgen de Guadalupe with the dancers in Teotitlan del Valle.  For this particular danza de las plumas, many of the danzantes had made special capes of the Virgin to wear.    But first, the setting, a late afternoon on a rare cool afternoon with clouds and showers.
The full outfits
Each cape was a special work of art and I will let them speak for themselves.
It really is mind blowing how much time, effort, imagination, artistry and skill go into their work and is one of the reasons why Teotitlan del Valle is such a magical and special place.

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