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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You can find my music on Jango (World & latin - Worldbeat) and at iTunes and most online stores.
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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

Friday, July 6, 2018

Keep on dancin' - Teotitlan del Valle

It is so much fun, and with a sense of pride, to watch the danzantes de la pluma in Teotitlan del Valle. They really are exceptional, with wonderful and quite different choreography... and if rumors be true, they may appear in some big event in the city in the near future... but, it's just a rumor. 
This is the third and final year of their commitment and they all commented on how psyched they were.  Rodrigo Bautista Mendoza with the classic look.
And why pride?  Well, blogger buddy Shannon and I are padrinos for two of the dancers, Marcos Vincente Gutierrez.
And Edgar Daniel Ruiz Ruiz, who I have known his whole life... and now he's 21!
Really, we feel so happy and proud for all of them. It has been an honor to follow and watch them develop and mature.  No better example than La Malinche, Quetzali del Rayo Santiago Ruiz.
Two more days of dancing and then on to more dancing in the upcoming guelaguetzas.
Be there or Be square!

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