I just can’t help it: The self-description of Ozomatli’s music as
a notorious urban-Latino-and-beyond collision of hip hop and salsa, dancehall and cumbia, samba and funk, merengue and comparsa, East LA R&B and New Orleans second line, Jamaican ragga and Indian raga – has long followed a key mantra: it will take you around the world by taking you around LA,
reminds of the motto of the upcoming annual conference of the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) in New Orleans: ‘Conflict, Transformation, Creolization,‘ which reminds me of current debates on creolization/hybridization/glocalization more generally, and an understanding of honors education as global, transdisciplinary, and transformative in particular.
Tue, Sep 17, 2013
- Ozomatli Band Talk (faculty/student moderated)- 4:00 p.m., Faculty House (Space is limited. Reserve seats for you or for your group at firstname.lastname@example.org by 9/13)
- Campus Tours (translators available) – starting at 5:00 p.m. behind Van Meter
- Hispanic Heritage Festival – 5:30 p.m. behind Van Meter (Music, Food, & Fun!)
- Ozomatli Performance – 7:30 p.m. Van Meter Auditorium
All WKU Cultural Enhancement events are hosted in Van Meter Auditorium. All events begin at 7:30 p.m. CST. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with seating beginning at 6:45 p.m. Admission is free for everyone. Seating is first-come, first-served. All events are swipe-able!
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