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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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 26, 2023

Carnaval - San Martin Tilcajete - 2023

The eagle had landed.... San Martin Tilcajete was the place to be on Fat Tuesday for Carnaval.  This year even more people showed up to see the incredible costumes in this village, famous for its woodcarving. And they did not disappoint.... 
The day is centered around a "wedding" that takes place in front of the municipal building.  Here's the lucky bride before the ceremony. 
And the groom dancing with a turkey, a tradition here. 
There were all sorts of amazing looks.  "Beakboy" covered with oil. 
A young version of Mr. Death. 
A nice example of the alebrije painting for which the village is renown.
And styles all their own. 
No better place to be any time, but especially for Carnaval.... and always an import village to visit for anyone coming to Oaxaca.

Sunday, February 19, 2023

Carnaval Calenda 2023

A little taste of yesterday's calenda in the city as we get ready for Tuesday and the real thing.