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Ozomatli became the first band to be asked to speak at the TED Conference, sharing their ideas about music and identities in the global age. There will be less talkin’ and more rockin’ when they hit the stage in Tucson. Find your place in the sun with a pair of free passes to see Ozomatli at 8 p.m. on Thursday, November 5 at The Rialto Theatre.

Ticket Tuesdays -- Ozomatli at Rialto

Place In the Sun is the eighth album by multi­genre, multi­cultural, Grammy-winning band Ozomatli. Produced by the band and world-renowned engineer Robert Carranza and featuring collaborations with Eurythmics guitarist Dave Stewart and Xandy Barry of WAX LTD, Place In the Sun is the latest proof of the band’s relentless vitality. Shifting gears from electro­cumbia to garage rock, hip­hop and Pérez Prado mambo, Ozomatli infuses a DJ party mix with dynamic live band chops and attitude.

A recurring theme of Place In the Sun is how the band has learned to deal with life’s responsibilities, struggles, and raising a modern family. “We’ve worked hard to create a space for ourselves, our own place in the sun, so to speak,” said guitarist and composer Raúl Pacheco. The title track is a garage­ rock homage that pushed them to think about what the band has accomplished. “What does it really mean to create your space in this world?” Pacheco asked. The band found the answer together. “For us it means the work it takes, the struggle it takes and the joy we had once we got it.”

To win a pair of passes from us, tell us what you love about your place in the sun. Comments are moderated, so please don’t resubmit them without giving us time to post. We will select a winner using random.org. The winner will be notified by e-mail sometime on Wednesday or possibly even Thursday. Check your e-mail inbox for a message from us since we’ll need your contact information for Will Call.

If you don’t win the passes, you can still purchase tickets for this all ages concert. Pick up a ticket online or at your nearest Bookmans. General admission is SRO.