LA band Ozomatli will be the first music-related talk at the TEDxSF event today at San Francisco’s California Academy of Sciences. According to the release:
“In a session hosted and narrated by scholar and author Josh Kun, Ozomatli will mix story and sound to explore the challenges and promises of musical identities in a global age defined by extremes of scarcity and abundance, from the streets of L.A. to the orphanages of Nepal and Burma to the levees of New Orleans. How can music preserve traditions while inventing new ones, healing wounds while imagining new spaces of hope? From backyard Mexican rancheras to Arabic funk, from flamenco dancehall to cumbias for the dead, this will be a sonic trip to the global edges of contemporary urban identity.”
The event begins at 4 p.m., and will be streamed live from 7:30-8 p.m. tonight. An afterparty will be held at the Red Devil Lounge (1695 Polk St., SF).