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

Thursday, July 13, 2017

All about the dance...

It is the time of year when Oaxaca dances... I mean, everywhere.  It is the beginning of the guelaguetza, the huge annual dance festival.  And tt is wild living somewhere where dance is such a part of everyday life.  For the next two weeks, hundreds of thousands of Oaxacans and visitors will watch the state strut its stuff.  Oaxaca is where many Mexican come to drink in the traditions and reconnect with their roots.
And everyone dances... this is today, at a school just down the road from me.  I had to laugh... I taught in a Yankee prep school and getting boys to dance... fergetabouit..... also, even if we could have gotten the boys to dance... I don't think the machetes would've flown.
These kids were great, very tight, and the sounds of the machetes, perfectly in sync, was wonderful.
Ahhhh... school days...
Lots of dance in the next few days... and food....

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