The Border Project: A Conversation with David Hidalgo and Marc Ribot
Mon, November 28, 2011 • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM • Meeting Room 2.120, Student Activity Center, The University of Texas at Austin
David Hidalgo is the driving vocal and guitar force of East LA's Los Lobos and Latin Playboys, the former of which took border-hopping cultural collisions onto the world stage with a series of chart-topping songs and albums. Marc Ribot (ex-Tom Waits, ex-Lounge Lizards and just plain excellent guitarist) is the ex-leader of downtown NY's The Prosthetic Cubans (i.e., Los Cubanos Postizos).
Their musical excursions across the borders between cultures, styles and genres were the perfect preparation for their ambitious new project, Border Music. West Coast meet East Coast, real meets prosthetic, and guitar meets guitar in a rocking post roots pan Latin rave up/descarga. Together, Hidalgo and Ribot have forged a unique partnership where immigrant neighborhoods meet intellectual nuance - creating truly new music to stir the heart, challenge the head and move the body.
Hidalgo and Ribot will participate in a conversation that discusses their newest collaboration, Border Music, as well as their approaches to performance and music, and the metaphor of the border.