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

Sunday, August 13, 2017

There's always something....

Even though lots of the tourists have left after the guelaguetza festivites, the city is still hoppin'.  That's the beauty of this place, it lives for itself and its citizens, not for the tourists.  And because art, music, dance, food, culture and tradition are such parts of the social fabric, there is always something happening.  In this case, it was El Dia de los Pueblos Indigenas with stalls set up on the upper section of the Alcala, the pedestrian walkway.  First I heard the music and then I saw these beautiful instruments.
It was good to see our friends from San Maria Tlahuiltoltepec, Honorina Gómez Martínez and Pablo Martínez Martínez, whose incredible embroidery is quite renown. 
I missed them a couple of weeks ago, but this time I managed to get a little bag for my phone.  I'll always be carrying a little piece of them with me.

1 comment:

Bev in Ct said...

curator of latin american art @ Museum of International folk Art in Santa Fe
Dr Amy Groleau
if you go to their website under contacts there are many contacts but this name was given to us by a retired director whom we met at a B&B. We are looking for a final resting place for some of our art
good luck