815 East Olive Avenue
Fresno, CA 93728
In their fifteen years together as a band, celebrated Los Angeles culture-mashers Ozomatli have gone from being hometown heroes to being named U.S. State Department Cultural Ambassadors. Their music — a notorious urban-Latino-and-beyond collision of hip hop and salsa, dancehall and cumbia, samba and funk, merengue and comparsa, East LA R&B and New Orleans second line, Jamaican raggae and Indian raga— has long followed a key mantra: it will take you around the world by taking you around L.A. This has never been truer for Ozo than it is in 2011. More than ever before, the band is both of the world and of L.A.