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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You can find my music on Jango (World & latin - Worldbeat) and at iTunes and most online stores.
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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, October 29, 2017

Muertos begins... comparsa faces

Oaxaca knows how to celebrate Muertos and so it was last evening as tens of thousands of people participated in the comparsa or parade that starts the annual festivities.  They danced, sang, went crazy or just watched.... and it was a photographer dream.  The makeup and costumes were, once again, just spectacular.  Here are just a few of the many looks....
 Gotta run... off to various festivities... it never stops.


Jan Sigmund said...

I have been to Oaxaca 24 times but only one time for Muertos....and there was no comparsa. That was sometime in the 1990's. The artistry you document is unsurpassed and my husband and I may very well join you all next October. Thank you for the exquisite photos.

sonya melescu said...

The photos are beautiful. I'm sure you are in PHOTOG Biss!!!!