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Dropped Frames

These won't be the point-the-camera-at-your-face-and-rant type of blogs. They will be short films that I've made or clips from longer ones, some experimental stuff and maybe even some converted super8 stuff if I can get it transfered (talk about archive, some of this stuff is 39 years old!).

Sunday, May 28, 2006

Midnight Marimba: Santa Cruz Fiesta, Suchiapa


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My compadres Gil and Candelaria live in Suchiapa, one of my favorite places in all of Mexico. Why? Because it's a very friendly place and it has lots of very colorful and heartfelt fiestas. We've gone down for the Santa Cruz fiesta before, but this year Gil asked if we could come down and stay over on April 29th. That's when the rompamiento of the fiesta is and they start with a midnight marimba party, which this year occured in the street in front of my compadre's house. We had been working hard to finish up a publishing project and we worked until about 8:30 Saturday night. We arrived in Suchiapa around 10:45. The street was blocked off a couple of blocks from Gil's house. I told the cop that they had to let us through "Because my compadre lives there and he's waiting for us". The cop waved us on through. This clip shows the crowd in the street dancing to the marimba music at about midnight. You'll fisrt see my compadres Gil and Candelaria, then my wife Rocio dancing with our daughter Angie, then my friends Steve and June who are here on an extended visit, then I dance with Angie . More clips to come. Enjoy

1 Comments:

At 7:31 PM CST, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi mr. Nelson. Soy de Suchiapa por casualidad me encontre esta pagina de mi pueblo le agradezco los buenos comentarios que hace y espero nos siga visitando. me encantaria ponerme en contacto con usted para hacerle llegar noticias de mi pueblo. muchas gracias

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