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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For additional photography please visit my flickr page.
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

Monday, December 23, 2019

Rabanos .... get there early...

Each year, La Noche del Rabanos, or the Night of the Radishes, get bigger, better and attracts more participants and viewers.  And this year kept that record going.  There was even a massive rendition of the dreaded Kracken!
There were many absolutely spectacular entries in the competition.  It will take some time to go through all the photos, but I pulled a few favorites.  I absolutely loved this piece and I hope she wins.
There were several homages to Maestro Toledo and this one captured his spirit perfectly with his kites and CASA behind him.
And there were some sweet and delicate pieces that could have gotten as they were small parts of large displays.
Just perfection...
All from radishes (and dried corn husks).  Much more to come.

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