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

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Getting ready - Guelaguetza time in 5,4,3 ....

There is so much happening in the next two weeks, one has to sit down and carefully plot and plan how best to do it right.  Almost every aspect of what makes Oaxaca just so special will be celebrated.  From food, to dance, to crafts, to mezcal, and it all starts tomorrow!
If it is anything like last year, we are in a for a night fine time.  I thought last year's festivities were the best organized and best presented in years.
So I am psyched.  Here are some photos that the city has put up in the plaza where the desfile or parade begins just up Alcala.
Always fun to see old shots and see that the traditions have continued pretty much unchanged.
Here is the auditorio up on the hill, El Fortin, as it used to look.
Of course, now it has a roof... or half of one.  We'll see how it all works out.

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