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

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

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Another day, another fiesta

Even if it the slow season here, late August, there is still action almost every day. 
I happened upon this Fiesta de Verdad (Truth), a celebration of indigenous villages, with lots of things to buy, see and eat.  I was drawn by the sound of really good band and these dancers from Juxtlahuaca, famous for their wild dancing and incredible masks.
A wonderful performance.
Looks like something out of Pan's Labyrinth.
Hmmmm.... why do all the devils have blue eyes?
Once again, very young musicians right out in front.
I missed these musicas from Santa Maria Tlahuiltoltepec, the village where ninety percent of the people play musical instruments.... oh, they do embroidery, too.  One of my favorite places.... you can see why.

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