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

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The setting - Guelaguetza - Reyes Etla

You can see what a beautiful setting this is for anything, weddings, masses, baptisms, funerals, confirmations, cheese fairs even movies (Nacho Libre was shot here) and dancing.  Yes, this is the dance floor for the guelaguetza in Reyes Etla.  This is how it looks normally.  I would love to see the dancing without the canopy, but I am sure sun and rain are good enough reasons to cover the area.
This is how it looked on Monday last.  Those are the offering to be thrown into the crowd after each dance.  Yes, there are pineapples and coconuts that get tossed.  Aguas!  Watch out!
Just the perfect setting and one that was enjoyed by all.

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