Monthly Archives: March 2014

Palenque

Palenque is one of the best-preserved Pre-Columbian sites in Mexico. Here, the top of the Pyramid in which the Mayan king Pacal the Great was entombed after his death in 683, is seen from within the ruins of the Royal … Continue reading

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Breakdancing

The Concha dancers drums are now silent, but still, every evening, while three troupes of Mariachis compete in different corners, a group of young breakdancers practice in the bandshell in the center of the Jardin in San Miguel, adding the … Continue reading

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A Murmuration of Cowbirds

Yesterday evening I got to go to the top of the lake in El Charco, the nature preserve and botanical garden just above San Miguel. Here, every evening, Cowbirds form rolling and weaving murmurations as they come home for the … Continue reading

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More Concheros

It was impossible to resist posting some more. Each year the adornments get more and more elaborate, each a great source of pride for their owners. These concheros come from all around to spend the day in San Miguel and … Continue reading

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Concheros

Each year, on the first Friday in March, the Concheros arrive en masse in San Miguel and the sound of drums echo all day and well into the night. The dance, which takes its name from a lute made from … Continue reading

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This Year’s Lineup

Better than ever, this spring’s lineup at Mi Casa includes Gil Gutiérrez: Guitar, from Oaxaca and now San Miguel, Bob Stern: Violin, from Long Island, New York, Camille Garcia: Accordion, from France and now San Miguel, Ruben Olvera: Bass, from … Continue reading

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