KCSB-FM announces the second Dia de los Muertos Celebration at the Santa Barbara Bowl, this Saturday, November 1st, at 5pm.

Courtesy image.

Courtesy image.

The sprawling event, at one of the premier venues on the west coast, will feature Café Tacvba, Ozomatli, Las Cafeteras, Hy Brasil, Carlos Nino, and DJ Tropicaza, plus altars, local theatre, art, dance, food and cultural revelry connected to the annual “dead” festivities that originated in Oaxaca, Mexico. There will be face painting, Aztec dancers, Mariachis, and a host of community organizations in attendance.

Now, about the concert lineup.

Since its inception, Café Tacvba, one of Mexico’s pre-eminent rock bands, has drawn from new wave, ska, and funk music. Looking inside and outside Mexico for inspiration, Café Tacvba finds no barriers between the lively polkas of traditional norteños and the propulsiveness and fun of old-school punk-rock music.

Ozomatli is a Grammy-winning, multi-genre, multi-cultural band from Los Angeles. Ozomatli is known for its politically-conscious messages, dynamic live performances, and celebratory music.

Hy Brasil are from nearby Ventura, and play genre-bending music that mixes  alternative, ambient electronic, harp rock’n’roll.

NEGROA founding deejay at DUBLAB and KPFK’s “Spaceways Radio” host, DJ Carlos Nino will spin his very own collection of mystical and folkloric vinyl. An internationally celebrated and prolific producer, arranger, composer, musician, radio host, DJ, music consultant, writer, poet, and event organizer, Nino has been been in on the production of more than 100 albums and has toured alongside bands and as a DJ around the globe.

Plus DJ Tropicaza also of DUBLAB.

Also, fundraising at the venue will aid victims in Los Cabos communities on the Baja Peninsula of Mexico who were struck by Hurricane Odile in September, with support going to the Sarahuaro Community and Gente Joven por un Cambio.

Tickets and more info are available at the Santa Barbara Bowl box office or online at sbbowl.com.

KCSB is a media supporter of this event.

Courtesy photo.

Café Tacvba (courtesy photo). – CLICK TO ENLARGE