Ozomatli — it's the Aztec word meaning “uplifting and moving people spiritually while shaking major booty and causing joyful sweat.” When they're not busy performing at State Department-sponsored shows in India, Africa and Nepal, the local boys like to give back to the community, i.e. you and me. Band members Will Abers, Ulises Bella, Raul Pacheco, Justin Poree, Asdru Sierra and Jiro Yamaguchi join USC Annenberg School for Communication professor Josh Kun to discuss how music can further political causes. Film clips of recent travels will be shown, and there will be question-and-answer period. In conjunction with the exhibition, “Songs of Conscience, Sounds of Freedom.”

Wed., March 25, 8 p.m., 2009

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