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

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

La Noche de Rabanos

Everything came together in the end and the 117th annual Noche de Rabanos was simply wonderful this year. I got there mid-morning, picked up my official press pass and made my way down to the zocalo.  The artists were setting up, assembling their pieces, and that's always the best part.  Because it was early, the crowds were light and there was easy access to everything.  Once again, the work is amazing on so many fronts.
 Front and back.
Wonderful detailed work.
 And new techniques this year - stencils
And of course, Benito Juarez appeared in several displays.

And from the the boy's look as he gazed up at Oaxaca's most important historical figure.
More in a bit... the dried flowers and corn husk pieces were every bit as spectacular or as they are more properly called, flor inmortal and totomoxtle figures.

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