Friday, January 14, 2011

At the Edge of Urban Identity: Ozomatli with Josh Kun at TEDxSF

The motto of multi-racial Los Angeles band Ozomatli used to be "We take you around the world by taking you around L.A." In this November 2010 TEDxSF session hosted and narrated by Josh Kun, the band mixed story and sound to explore 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. Can music preserve traditions while inventing new ones, heal wounds while imagining new spaces of hope? This revelatory performance delivers joyous answers.

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