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

Monday, August 25, 2014

Rare and precious, too

There is only one place to be on Sundays... Tlacolula, simply the best market. In the same spot where I saw the girl playing the tuba last week, I saw these kids from the Tlacolula Cultural Center playing a concert yesterday. 
I know I said that bass players were not the norm here, tubas are, but this young man was rock solid as he provided the foundation for this guitar ensemble. 
Nice T-shirt, too.  Very Cool.
A little Beatles, a little Irish music, but my personal favorite was a nice version of "Ghost Riders in the Sky" featuring this guapo on lead.  That's the director on the right.
It is so much fun to see kids playing music.... aahhh.  I love it.
The drummer was on the money to.  His mother was recording him right next to me and there is nothing like the smile of a proud mother.
There were some young ones.
And nice to see so many girls in the ensemble, but I want to see them on bass, lead and drums

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