Matt and Marlene arrive (with David) from the East Coast.
Lesley-Anne and Mark fly in from Midwest.
Zacatecas is a beautiful town - the state capitol, in Mexico's central highlands.
Visitors from all over Mexico come to Zacatecas for the festival week.
David & Mark stroll to the park.
An old aqueduct running through the park.
Lots of original VW Beetles
A guitar duo on the Classical Stage.
Mark in front of the Festival's Death Metal Stage (very loud bands midday)
Gloria Gaynor played that night on the Pop Stage.
The Festival Jazz Stage is in an old church, now the Museo Rafael Coronel (museum).
It's a beautiful space, with an open ceiling to the stars for our show.
Setting up on our stage.
Sound checking the drums.
Rehearsed and soundchecked, we were in need of food.
We discovered the local specialty: Gorditas! (not those things at taco bell)
Choice ingredients included sauteed cactus.
A little street music, for dessert.
Outside our hall, that night.
Audience had drinks before the show began.
Mark, Matt, Marlene, David (l to r)
David on alto.
Mark on water drum.
Mark on gyil.
Retiring to the bar, post-show.
Love that tequila.
In the hall
First read-through by the orchestra
(l to r) Maestra David Delta Gier reviews the score, with Bernard and Mark.
Full rehearsal, with Bernard, Ameyaw, and Mark (soloing)
Bernard lays it down on the gyil, vs. the string section
Rehearsing our Dagomba drum number (D.Rogers in center on lunna)
Dagomba drum piece during concert.
Premiere performance: "Gyil Jumbie Concerto"
Imoro Sulley (right) gets audience dancing, with help from Derek Bermel, Bernard Woma, David Rogers.
Composers & guests artists take a bow.