Ozomatli is a seven piece band playing primarily Latin, hip hop, and rock music, formed in 1995 in Los Angeles. They are known both for their vocal activist viewpoints and their wide array of musical styles - including salsa, jazz, funk, reggae, rap, and others. In a 2007 NPR interview, band members Jiro Yamaguchi and Ulises Bella describe Ozomatli: " You drive down Sunset Boulevard and turn off your stereo and roll down your windows and all the music that comes out of each and every different car, whether it's salsa, cumbia, merengue, or Hip Hop, funk or whatever, it's that crazy blend that's going on between that cacophony of sound is Ozomatli, y'know? " History: Ozomatli take their name from the Nahuatl word for the Aztec astrological symbol of the monkey, which is also a god of dance, fire, the new harvest, and music. The band's first album, "Ozomatli", was released on June 16, 1998 on Almo Sounds. The album reached mainstream success following an appearance on the late...
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- Street Signs, 2004
- Ozokidz, 2012
- Street Signs (bonus disc)
- Embrace the Chaos, 2001
- Happy Feet Two: The Videogame Original Soundtrack, 2011
- Ozomatli, 1998
- Don't Mess With the Dragon, 2007
- Live at the Fillmore, 2005
- Fire Away, 2010
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