No band has run the gambit of political, cultural music like Ozomatli. The L.A., Chicano rock collective has spent almost two decades fusing every imaginable form of urban music; from styles found in India and the Arab world to the cities of North and South America.
Originally formed to play a labor protest, Ozomatli has gone on to great heights, having their work featured everywhere from PBS specials to the Federal government. The act has secured a laundry list of awards and achievements including the City of Los Angeles declaration that April 23 be in “Ozomatli Day, "in perpetuity, and a post as Cultural Ambassadors to the U.S. State Department; a post held by such music legends as Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, and Louis Armstrong.
Musically, the band's accolades are no less impressive. The band has opened for classic blues guitarist, Carlos Santana, on his Supernatural tour. They've performed worldwide and at notable music festivals including Coachella, South by Southwest, and Australia's WOMAdelaide. They've even composed the 2010 Dodgers Theme Song, Dodgertown. And have an ever growing number of laudable appearances too long to list.
This Saturday, February 2nd, the legends come to the South Bay for an evening at Campbell's Heritage Theatre. Tickets remain for the performance and are available through the Heritage Theatre online box office .The doors open at 7pm, with the band taking the stage at 8pm. Cost is set at $39. A small price to witness this Chicano rock powerhouse.