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

Monday, April 11, 2016

Remembering Alvaro Carrillo

I love that this place values its homegrown heroes and, in particular, as a musician and composer, that every year, one of Oaxaca's great composers, Alvaro Carrillo is always remembered and celebrated.  These wreaths were presented to his statue on April 3rd, the anniversary of his death  in 1969.
He wrote over 300 songs and some are all time classics, like "Sabor a mi."  There are lots of versions,  This one has a very nice feel to it.

1 comment:

sonya melescu said...

Beautiful video "Sabor a mi" thank you for sharing.

Where was it videoed??