Guelaguetza 2011

If you know me you know I’m from a part in Mexico where it’s not “cool” to be from. I’m from a part where 40% of the population is of indigenous decent as compared to 15% of Mexico as a whole (forgot where I read that at). I’m from  Oaxaca Mexico and very proud of it,we have a reputation for being short and ugly, (fuck it I already call myself a Hyena). Guelaguetza was originally known as Fiestas de Lunes de los cerros , or monday festivites of the hills. ( for more info go to ) So we drove to Harbor high school in Santa Cruz which apparently has a strong Oaxacan population for the 6th Guelaguetza celebration there.

This guy was being stingy with the free hats. We still got some though.

Homie was getting down with the coconuts

Ladies getting their cook on.

Folkloric dancers

I thought I wasn’t hungry but smelling and looking at all that food got my appetite going.

When I first saw this lady I thought she had nipples on her back

ok back to the food


I copped me this Chilacayota water. Chilacayota is like a watermelon mixed with a papaya mixed with a pumpkin.

My sister flipped herself this Quesadilla

Mom, cousin and I got a Tlayuda. It’s pretty much a big ass tostada. They smother beans on the bottom, then they put cheese and lettuce, then chorizo, pork chop and a lil steak with tomatoes and Avocados.


Walked around some more.


Happy people

View from the top of the bleachers.

Walked some more and saw people eating.

Should of tried this.

Dancers dancing Chilenas. Word is sailors from Chile brought their music to Oaxaca and with time it  got mixed in to Oaxacan music therefore earning the name Chilenas.

Goodies where being handed out through out the event.

You know i had to get one.

This man is Timoteo and he is the mayor in a town in Oaxaca where the town elects their ruler the old school way and was flown here for the event. He does not speak spanish, I heard him speaking Zapoteco or Mizteco.

More Chilenas

A dance for Cuauhtemoc

I was thirsty so I got me this agua de Orchata with chunks of Cantelope and walnuts.

More dances

Baile de los negros


The first full blooded Indigenous Mexican President. Benito Juárez’s famous quotation continues to be well-remembered in Mexico: “Entre los individuos, como entre las naciones, el respeto al derecho ajeno es la paz”, meaning “Among individuals, as among nations, respect for the rights of others is peace.” The portion of this motto in bold is inscribed on the coat of arms of Oaxaca.

The last dance was El baile de la Pina or The Dance of the Pineapple.

When the dance was finished it was announced that they where giving away the Pineapples(they always give em away) people started rushing to get them(I had a feeling they would do it) clowns.

Me being the civilized person that I am waited patiently and nicely asked a woman for one.

Mom likes to have fun so we got on the stage and danced.

So after hella long we finally left.

But who’s ready for this event? where my cactus lovers at?

Thanks for reading  y arriba Oaxaca cabrones!

-Tropical Sonuva Gun! Follow me on twitter @rushawnwuan

6 Responses to “Guelaguetza 2011”
  1. Do you know where the Guelaguetza is going to be held 2011 in California

  2. ejuteco says:

    Arriba Oaxaca a güe que si; esas ciruelas se ven sabrosas lastima que en Georgia no las podamos conseguir :/

  3. heckennedy says:

    You can visit the page for more info.

    Enjoy Oaxaca

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