Ozomatli

By J Poet

Ozomatli is fiercely independent. The ten-man group refers to themselves as a collective of Black-Chicano-Cuban-Japanese-Jewish-Filipino musicians, rather than a band. Their aim is to erase the barriers between performer and audience by creating non-commercial music that speaks to the spiritual, emotional and political needs of the people. In 2004, their Arab influenced Street Signs CD on Concord took home the Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album Grammy. On the album they played punk merengue, R&B jarocha (a folkloric rhythm from Vera Cruz, Mexico,) Egyptian-Hindi funk flavored with a bit of... Read More

Genre:
World, Hip Hop
City Of Origin:
Los Angeles, ,California United States
Formed Date:
1995
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