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

Friday, July 27, 2018

Dancin' in the streets - The first desfile

As we get ready for tomorrow's second and final desfile or parade of all the delegations of dancers for next Monday's official guelaguetza, it's time to post a few more shots from last week's.  First, let me just say, it's a photographer's dream....
It is always such a wonderful experience, filled with music, light, color and happiness. 
It's Oaxaca at its best. 
The dancers of 60th Anniversary of the Flor de PiƱa.
So many wonderful looks and outfits from all over the state.
Love the little guy's look in the middle.  And so many young people participating.....
All getting a taste of the big time and, no doubt, hooked for life, keeping these traditions alive.
And everyone is ready to be photographed.
This gentleman and even the turkey struck a pose, note the herbs and cigarettes.
So it's all on again for tomorrow.  Be there of be square!

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