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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For additional photography please visit my flickr page.
You can find my music on Jango (World & latin - Worldbeat) and at iTunes and most online stores.
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If you are coming to Oaxaca, please contact me for tours or advice.

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

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Diosa Centéotl - Dulce Yanet Grijalba Martínez

And the winner is....Dulce Yanet Grijalba Martínez, from the Zapotec village of San Pablo Villa de Mitla.  She was the very first presenter of the competition and I was lucky enough to get some great shots of her, but there is nothing like the real thing.  Here she is leading the desfile last Saturday.
It must be wild to go from a quiet life in the village to becoming the leading figure of the Guelaguetza and being greeted, cheered and photographed by ten of thousands of people.  Dulce... sweet.
I always love the hair and headdress treatments.   Hers is very subtle and subdued.
¡Felicidades, Dulce!  y viva Oaxaca!

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