I can never resist getting video of the sounds that people produce here. Whether it’s to announce a service or part of a festival or parade, the heaviest of rains or to sell cigarettes, cigars and candy
Like the man who sells these
At his little stand at the bottom of Calle Hidalgo.
He let me take a video of his song last week.
I’m not sure I’ll ever get tired
Of the miriad of unique ways
People get their messages across here
His is one of the best.
2011 Cigarette Seller San Miguel de Allende2 from Suzanne da Rosa on Vimeo.
Then there’s this family:
2009 Street Musicians San Miguel de Allende from Suzanne da Rosa on Vimeo.
Son with a drum
Daughter with a bowl to collect money.
They walk slowly through town
Playing this simple tune (click on photo)
She knocks on doors to see
Who will pay for a song.
This is a follow up to two other sounds of Mexico blog posts
They can be found here here here and here
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I love to imitate the calls of the vendors that I hear at the market. Sometimes I walk through the office chanting “Jitomates, jitomates, tres por diez, tres por diez, pasale” and it brings a big smile to everyone’s face.