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    Feeling excited and grateful to be nominated at the Canadian Folk Music Awards 2020 for the World Solo Artist of the Year. @canadianfolkmusicawards. We’re super proud of the music, production and dedication we put on “Encomienda”, with the help of my compadre @guillermo.subauste riding the knobs and other world-class musicians who played in it. Go listen to it on your favorite platform, if you haven’t yet, and enjoy! 😉 Album link in bio. Cheers and congrats to my musical compadres nominated as well: Roberto Lopez, Ben Caplan, Wesli, Cristian De La Luna. @unboundartists #canadianfolkmusicawards #folkmusic #cfma #2020 #musicawards #music #diversity #toronto #parkdale #parkdalista #ontario #canada #mexico #peru #chiapas #production #records #songwriting
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    While driving to a show from Chiapas to Oaxaca, I got to see the amazing Sierra Madre once again, and throughout the 6-hour drive it’s just this magical landscape where delicious coffee, corn, cocoa, peppers, tomatoes, potatoes, beans, etc...grow organically. Well, anything grows nicely there. Such a great feeling to be around such healthy land and nature all around that even inspires one the feeling of wanting to make one or two little “humanitos” and raise them right there—on that nice patch of land at the top! ✨🤓 🌞 🌊🐕🌴👶 🎸 #mexico #oaxaca #chiapas #naturalworld #nature #inspiring #mountain #humanitos #puntacometa #freeworld
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    One last home brew for today while working on a list of new musical ideas that organically began brewing during the last trip/tour in Mexico. ✨ Refreshing one’s perspective and resetting our focus is always needed. 🌊☕️ 🌓 #songwriting #mellow #chiapascoffee #winter #home #travel #inspiration #newsongs #flow #stimulation #perspective #refreshed #parkdale #toronto #home #canada #coffee #music #lastcafecito
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    Flor de Cempasúchil, Flor cresta de gallo and some hardworking, Oaxacan indigenous women. #oaxaca #mexico #flor #flower #flour #cempasuchil #street #elpueblo #indigenouspeople #mexicanindigenous #latinamerica #mesoamerica
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    “Jícaras” (bowls) and gourds out of Calabash tree and decored with Oaxacan wood carving tradition. 🙏 #oaxaca #mexico #jicaras #artisan #artesano #chingon #mexican #tradition
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    Doña Benita Clemente, 72 years old artisan, who makes all these items out of palm straw. She, her daughters, her mother and her sisters hand-made all of these at home. As in the Zapotec tradition, they use different crushed seeds to dye the straw. 😍 #mexico #oaxaca #zapotec #artisan #tradition #straw #mexicanwomen #familytraditions #artesano #mexican #indigenous
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    Don Julio Leyva, the third generation in his family making these incredible cotton blankets in Oaxaca. He was so kind and so proud while showing me his work and his honourable family tradition. ❣️ #mexico #artisan #organic #fabric #people #oaxaca #mexican #artesano #traditions #blanket #cotton #neverleavebed #chingon #native #textile
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    Back at home in Toronto after touring and doing some shows and media in Mexico. This morning I found myself feeling super inspired, grateful and still buzzing after 3 weeks of colourful and incredible art, nature, sweet indigenous people, old friends, traditions, flavours, textile, scents, sounds and an explosion of culture in one’s face while passing through the states of Chiapas, Oaxaca and in Mexico City. The kind morning here in Toronto welcomed me this way—along with some burning copal and Chiapas coffee. Video compilation of the tour to come. Gracias México! ❣️ #popolvuh #chiapas #oaxaca #mexico #maya #zapotec #aztec #mixtec #tacos #mezcal #coffee #cacao #chiles #copal #salsa #music #artisans #indigenouspeople #feelinginlove #mesoamerica
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    Day of the Dead celebration at the General Cemetery of Oaxaca. #oaxaca #mexico #diadelosmuertos #dayofthedead #music #mezcal #graves #flowers #alejandro #besamemucho
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    A beautiful family tradition celebrated at the cemetery in Oaxaca city this weekend. Here’s a Mexican family—out of thousands—visiting and honouring their “muertos” (dead ancestors) This family was visiting their great-grand-mother’s tomb. The Day of the Dead in Oaxaca this weekend was a magical celebration. People were enjoying and partying on top of their loved ones' tombs with live music, mezcal, cempasúchil flowers, food, and family. Life and Death hand by hand. #mexico #oaxaca #diademuertos #dayofthedead #folklore #traditions #honour #family
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    Flor de Cempasúchil, commonly knows as “Flor de Muerto”. It emanates an incredible fragrance, and when mixed with the smell of burning copal it all becomes a magical and soothing aroma. #cempasuchil #copal #oaxaca #diademuertos #dayofthedead #mexico #traditions
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    Oaxaca City. #diademuertos #dayofthedead #oaxaca #mezcal