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

Sunday, February 23, 2020

It's carnaval time....

What are you waiting for?  It's that time of year!  Yesterday, in the 2nd  Muestra de Carnavales, the streets were full of delegations from lots of the villages, all strutting their stuff, ready to party.
These are pueblos from the Central Valleys that celebrate their own versions of carnaval and they are in the city to encourage people to visit them this coming Tuesday.  There looked to be eight to ten villages represented.
And there were some amazing looks.
They were dressed in all sorts of finery, showing their pride.
The man behind the mask.
They all assembled at the top of the Alcala and paraded to the zocalo through streets packed with spectators. 
Of course, the best part is before the whole things starts, as everyone is dancing... even the turkeys.
So many wonderful and different looks.
It's San Martin Tilcajete for me on Tuesday.  And you?
So what are you waiting for?

1 comment:

Clever Monkey said...

¡Fantástico! I wish I could be there(I don't want to be square), but your photos are the next best thing.