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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If you are coming to Oaxaca, please contact me for tours or advice.

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, October 9, 2017

The voice of Teotitlan del Valle

One of the best things about this place is one has the chance to hear lots of different indigenous languages.  If you want to hear some good typical music and lots of Zapotec, here is Tsae Xigiae, La Voz de Teotitlan.  Give it a listen.

When I'm in Teotitlan, lots of what I hear is Zapotec and I understand... nada.  And when I'm at friend's houses, it's like when your parents didn't want you to know what they were saying and spoke in some language they knew you didn't understand.  I always joke that I understand Zapotec now, except there are seven hundred different dialects of Zapotec.  You can go to Santa Ana del Valle, just a few kms away, and it is different.  The station is in Spanish and Zapotec - enjoy!
h/t Mina Ruiz Gonzalez

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