Red Bull Sound Clash 2008

Red Bull Sound Clash 2008
Talib Kweli vs. Ozomatli in an Innovative Musical Conversation
The Palladium Ballroom at Gilley’s Dallas
(Co-Booked, Co-Promoted by PL Presents & Spilt Milk & Red Bull)

WHAT: Red Bull Sound Clash is an unparalleled, live music conversation and performance between two musical acts with diverse sounds, styles and creativity. This musical battle unfolds as each band fights for the grace and cheers of the audience. Which band will better anticipate the other? Which band will have the strength to keep playing? We will find out and the audience will decide.

WHO: Talib Kweli is a Brooklyn born, American emcee. Kweli first gained recognition through Black Star for his collaboration with fellow emcee Mos Def. Today, he is an undisputed leader in the alternative hip-hop scene, which takes a different approach than mainstream gangsta rap and pop rap…no references to bling and ‘nines’. Kweli is a profound lyricist and perennial favorite among music critics worldwide. In fact, he is one of the most respected rappers of our time. As Jay-Z once put it in his famous Black Album rhyme “If skills sold, truth be told, I’d probably be, lyrically, Talib Kweli.” Ozomatli is a Los Angeles-based, culture mashing, 10 piece band that has been together for more than 14 years. They are hometown favorites and U.S. State Department Cultural Ambassadors. It’s often said that if you rolled down your car window in East LA and collected pieces of music you heard blasting from passing cars, you could mix all that up and get the Ozomatli sound. It’s a collision of urban Latino, hiphop and rock, with influences from salsa, dancehall and cumbia, funk, meringue, New Orleans second line, Jamaican raga and Indian raga. If you couldn’t possibly absorb all of that, here’s what you really need to know: Listening to Ozomatli is like taking a trip around the world.

WHEN: Thursday, October 28, 2010 8:00pm: Doors Open 10:00pm: Red Bull Sound Clash Begins

WHERE: The Palladium Ballroom at Gilley’s Dallas 1135 South Lamar Dallas, Texas