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
The view from Corazon del Pueblo

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

Monday, October 17, 2016

More signs of the times... Muerteada in San Agustin

Now, this is the real deal, the muerteada in San Agustin Etla, one of the craziest and most fun things one can see during Muertos.  It is an all night event filled with mirrors and bells and music.... and a little beer and mezcal.... that ends the next morning at the base of the hill, when the dancers and bands from San Jose...
 And San Agustin.....
Engage in a sort of scrum or mosh pit.  Maybe it is just a this time of year, but they really do not appear to appreciate the others very existence.  This from 2013

It's wild.  I plan on being there again this year and I know exactly where I want to stand... again... right in the middle of it.

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