Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Arrival in Chilchota, Michoacan
*fantastic band from the last night´s procession
::::::::::::mysto fog clearing::::::revealing a procession in the street below my temporary crash pad, which is la galeria perdida in Chilchota, Michoacan. I arrived here yesterday The procession is part of a 9 day long festival honoring Chichota´s patron saint, Santo Santiago. Each evening, there is a procession through the town to the awesome, and magnificently old church in the center of the town. The procession has a different band and a special dance performed by costumed men and boys each night. After the procession reaches the church, almost everyone goes inside for service and then afterward a band plays into the night outside the church.
*dancers dressed up for as moors for the procession last night
the search for fort-making materials has begun! more fun to come from galeria perdida in Chilchota, Michoacan!