Hop@Home: Ozomatli
[Postponed] Live Living Room Concert


July 08, 2020

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

This event has been postponed.

2020/21 Hop@Home

Grammy-winning Ozomatli brings the party to your living room with a live concert from Social Sanctuary in Los Angeles. Ozomatli's blend of Latinx, urban, and hip-hop music styles celebrates the vibrant cultures of LA as well as cultures from around the world. With music that advocates for youth, workers, and Latinx people, and that promotes global unity and peace, Ozomatli will move both your hips and your heart.

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. Their 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. They are currently working on their latest recording Ozo-fied Volume 1: A Century of Mexican Classics, comprised 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 bring classic Latin hits to a reggae dancehall.

Ozomatli is committed to fighting for social justice issues. In 2006, Ozomatli was named Cultural Ambassadors for the U.S. State Department in 2006. 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. Their 2012 release Ozomatli Presents OzoKidz features original and lively children's music that educates children on the values of nature and knowledge, sometimes with kazoos.

This event is supported by the Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation.

They have the gravitas to not shy away from cultural expressions and political stances, but don’t let their frustrations regarding the injustices of the world drag down the resilient energy and uplifting spirit of their music.

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