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

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

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Danza de los Viejitos - Dance of the Little Old Men

The danza de los viejitos is a big part of carnaval in Teotitlan del Valle.  For each of the five days of celebration they show up and are the center of attention.
Not only do they organize the dancers and dance themselves, but they also deliver non-stop comments that make everybody laugh. 
I wish I knew what they were saying, but I think they can pretty much get away with anything.
Maybe next year. 
However, these two viejitos were in fine form.
Here's some video.
Another one of those wonderful Mexican traditions. 
Any culture that celebrates little old men (and women) is where I want to be.

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