SFUAD Artists for Positive Social Change presents...


Gibson Guitars Tour Bus to be in Attendance




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Admission is free and tickets are available online for a nominal fee.

Event Description

Santa Fe University of Art and Design (SFUAD) has announced that members of the public can pick up complimentary Ozomatli tickets April 15–19 at the Lensic theatre in Santa Fe. The Grammy Award–winning Ozomatli will perform on the Quad April 27 as part of the university’s Artists for Positive Social Change series. The theme for this year’s series, “Art and Political Activism,” highlights groundbreaking artists such as the members of Ozomatli, who serve as voices of inner-city Los Angeles and have traveled internationally as U.S. State Department Cultural Ambassadors. SFUAD will open the concert to the public free of charge, but tickets will be limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Two student bands will perform opening acts, including Inter-City Connection (ICC), who opened for Public Enemy on campus in April 2012. A newly formed student band will make its debut on April 27 by performing Bob Marley covers.


Gibson Guitar will have a presence during the Ozomatli concert held at Santa Fe University of Art and Design (SFUAD) on April 27, rolling up in a tour bus featuring a selection of its 2013 Gibson electric and acoustic guitars, as well as Stanton DJ and Onkyo products. The global guitar manufacturer will also offer interactive guitar stations, and DJ Alien Tom will give a live performance and product demos.


The campus will open to the public at 5 p.m. in advance of the concert, with food vendors also selling at that time. Gates to the Quad will open at 6 p.m.


Gibson, along with its tour bus, will remain on campus throughout the evening.

Name of Event:
SFUAD Artists for Positive Social Change: Ozomatli Concert

Saturday, April 27

5:00 p.m. – Campus opens, with Gibson Guitar festivities and food vendors available
6:00 p.m. – Gates to the Quad open
7:30 p.m. – Student opening acts begin
9:00 p.m. – Ozomatli takes the stage

SFUAD Bandstand on the Quad
Santa Fe University of Art and Design
1600 Saint Michael’s Drive
Santa Fe, N.M.

Ticket Details:
Concert attendees must have a ticket to be admitted. No tickets will be available the day of the event.

Members of the public can pick up tickets at the Lensic, 211 West San Francisco Street in Santa Fe, April 15–19. The Lensic box office is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, with the exception of show days, when it is open from 10 a.m. to showtime. Alternatively, tickets can be purchased online through ticketssantafe.org for a nominal service fee.

There will be a limit of two tickets per person. Those under age 18 must have an adult chaperone during the concert. For minors coming as a group, an accompanying staff or faculty member or parent can supervise up to 10 minors during the show. Concertgoers will be carded upon entry.

Parking and More Information:
Parking will be available at Santa Fe High School, across Siringo Road from the SFUAD campus. Cars will not be allowed on campus, with the exception of vehicles driven by university employees and handicapped visitors.

Food vendors will open their booths beginning at 5 p.m. The concert is outdoors and will take place rain or shine. Call 1-505-473-6440 for more details.

Prohibited Items:
Glass bottles or containers or other heavy and/or sharp objects that could potentially be used as projectiles (excluding sunglasses, binoculars and prescription or reading glasses); any illegal drugs or alcohol of any kind; skateboards, scooters, rollerblades or bicycles; knives, fireworks or weapons of any nature; any object that could be used to distract, hinder or interfere with any performer, including laser pointers and flashlights; flags with poles or large flags or banners that may obstruct the view of other patrons; any whistle, horn, musical instrument or loud hailer; any item that you intend to distribute, hawk, sell, offer, expose for sale or display for marketing or promotional purposes; animals, except for authorized guide/companion dogs; any dangerous goods and any other items considered by management to be dangerous or capable of causing a public nuisance; umbrellas—please use ponchos in case of rain; camping chairs; cooler boxes; bags or backpacks; chewing gum.


About Ozomatli
Ozomatli has always juggled two key identities: as the voice of its city and as citizens of the world. Its music is an urban-Latino-and-beyond collision of hip hop and salsa, dancehall and cumbia, samba and funk, merengue and comparsa, East L.A. R&B and New Orleans second line, Jamaican ragga and Indian raga. Ozomatli and its multiracial musicians will take you around the world by taking you around L.A.


Originally formed to play at a labor protest in post-uprising Los Angeles, Ozomatli spent some of its early days participating in everything from hip-hop ghetto plays at inner-city elementary schools to community activist events, protests and city fundraisers.

Ozomatli has recorded five studio albums and performed across Europe, Asia, Africa, South America and the Middle East. In 2009, the U.S. State Department approached the band to serve as official Cultural Ambassadors during a series of government-sponsored international tours focusing on cultural diplomacy. The band played free public concerts, hosted musical workshops and master classes, and visited art and youth rehabilitation centers and a Palestinian refugee camp.


About Artists for Positive Social ChangeSanta Fe University of Art and Design’s Artists for Positive Social Change is a groundbreaking, university-wide series of events, lectures and performances that highlights one theme each year as part of a five-year initiative. All departments of the university engage in an in-depth exploration of the chosen theme, discussing the work of relevant artists who have respectfully and fearlessly pushed the creative boundaries of their medium. During the initiative’s inaugural 2011–2012 academic year, Artists for Positive Social Change focused on hip-hop not just as entertainment, but as a significant form of communication and a cultural force around the world. This year’s theme is “Art and Political Activism.”


About Santa Fe University of Art and Design
Santa Fe University of Art and Design is an accredited institution located in Santa Fe, New Mexico, one of the world’s leading centers for art and design. The university offers degrees in arts management, contemporary music, creative writing, digital arts, graphic design, film, performing arts, photography and studio art. Faculty members are practicing artists who teach students in small groups, following a unique interdisciplinary curriculum that combines hands-on experience with core theory and prepares graduates to become well-rounded, creative, problem-solving professionals. As a Laureate International Universities Center of Excellence in Art, Architecture and Design, the university boasts an international student body and opportunities to study abroad, encouraging students to develop a global perspective on the arts. Santa Fe University of Art and Design is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association, www.ncahlc.org.