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Jamz for the Fam from Ozomatli
July 09

This event has been postponed.

20/21 Hop@Home

Get ready to wiggle and giggle with this fun fusion of Latin, hip-hop and rock music.

Grammy-winning band Ozomatli uses a mashup of music genres to bring generations together and educate children on the values of nature and knowledge. With hits from their album Ozomatli Presents Ozokidz, they are sure to get the whole family on its feet. You might even hear a kazoo or two...

About Ozomatli

Innovation and creativity have defined Ozomatli since its inception in 1995. Originally from Los Angeles, the band celebrates the city's eclectic culture through both local and world music influences. Ozomatli includes band members Wil-Dog Abers (bass, marimbula); Raúl Pacheco (guitar, tres, jarana); Justin 'El Niño' Porée (percussion, rap vocals, lead vocals); Asdrubal Sierra (trumpet, lead vocals, piano); Ulises Bella (saxophone, requinto jarocho, keyboard, melodica); and Jiro Yamaguchi (drums, percussion).

Ozomatli's release of their first self-titled album earned them widespread recognition and the opportunity to open for the legendary Carlos Santana on his Supernatural tour. The band's sophomore album Embrace the Chaos won them a Grammy for Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album, and their album Street Signs won both the same award and the Latin Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album. Their 2012 release Ozomatli Presents Ozokidz features original and lively children's music that educates children on the values of nature and knowledge. They are currently working on their latest recording Ozo-fied Volume 1: A Century of Mexican Classics, composed of classic Mexican hits reimagined with a reggae feel. The record will pay homage to the band's Latin roots and feature various high profile guest vocalists to infuse classic Latin hits with a reggae dancehall.

Ozomatli is committed to various social justice issues, aiming to amplify Latinx culture and opportunities for children as well as fight for workers' rights, and promote global unity and peace. In 2006, Ozomatli was named Cultural Ambassadors for the U.S. State Department. They also performed for President and First Lady Obama at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute's 32nd Annual Award Gala. The band also emphasizes the importance of family and children, bringing generations together through their music.

Check out their website to learn more.

This event occurred as part of the 20/21 Hop@Home season. This is an archived view.

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