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

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Images of Guadelupe

Yesterday, the day on which the Virgin of Guadelupe was celebrated, was filled with various happy events, lots of music and of course, cohetes, firecrackers.  After our presentation on Wednesday, we just had to go to Teotitlan del Valle to see the danzantes.  Most of them wore beautiful hand made capes, each with an image of the Virgin.
 Beautiful work.
 Lots of time goes into each piece.
More shots of the dance coming...


Anonymous said...

Hello Chris
I remember you werevery interested aboutthe iconic image of the malinche, and you has made a good research of her and a good analys also with the "danza de la Pluma" you have understood the importance of her ( malinche ) for our mexicans complains and way of being. And now ,I can see that you are beggining to catch the guadalupe images. and that is going to be a much harder iconic woman to understand. she is the most relevant woman in our mexican identity. and she is the real conquest and mix with the european culture, she is the open door to the new and modern mexican culture, Mestizaje total .

Christopher Stowens said...

Thanks for this. The Mexican psyche is so complex. There is so much to learn and try to absorb, but it sure is fun and rewarding to keep trying. You have planted a seed....

Anonymous said...

Another childish religious superstition.
An open door to nothing other than a continuum of mindlessness.

Anonymous said...

Origins of the myth.

Kurly Tlapoyawa