Location: United States
Ozomatli is an American rock band, formed in 1995 in Los Angeles. They are known both for their vocal activist viewpoints and incorporating a wide array of musical styles – including salsa, jazz, funk, reggae, hip hop, and others. The group formed in 1995 and has since released seven studio albums. The group is also known for advocating for farm-workers' rights and immigration reform. The band has performed in various countries all over the world, including China, Tunisia, Jordan, Cuba, and Burma. Although the band has had many member changes over the years and has sometimes had as many as ten members, the current six members have been in the band since its debut album.
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"The multi-ethnic musicians bust out a brilliant 'rap-infused ensalada of Latino-drenched hip hop grooves and jazzy bass lines'."
"We thought, 'That's cool, let's tool these up and have them mashing, like from Mexico to Jamaica, non-stop.'"
Seven-piece make their return.
The band reflect on their trademark performance energy
“I think our reputation as far as our live show is considered is one of those things that’s pretty intense."
"This is definitely a party-starting album."
Give your kids an early musical class in cool.
The Wizards Of Oz.