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Ozomatli

Ozomatli

Apr 13th 2018 @ Long Beach Convention Center

Long Beach, CA
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About Ozomatli
Genres:
Latin, Funk, Reggae, Hip Hop, Urban, Dance Hall, Latin Alternative, Latin Band, Reggaeton, Latin Rap, Cumbia, Jazz, Dance Bands, Dancehall, Ragga, World Fusion, Salsa, Samba, Spanish, Dance
Band Members:
* Wil-Dog Abers: Bass, Background Vocals* Ulises Bella: Saxophone, Clarinet, Requinto Jarocho, Keyboard, Melodica, Background Vocals* Raúl "El Bully" Pacheco: Guitar, Tres, Jarana, Lead Vocals* Justin "El Niño Porée: Percussion, Rap Vocals* Asdru Sierra: Trumpet, Lead Vocals* Jiro Yamaguchi: Drums, Tabla, Percussion, Background Vocals, Asdru Sierra, Jiro Yamaguchi, Justin Poree, Raul Pacheco, Ulises Bella, Wil-Dog Abers
Hometown:
Los Angeles, CA

Since its inception in 1995, innovation and creativity have defined Ozomatli. Hailing from Los Angeles, the group found a way to represent the city’s eclectic culture thr...
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Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach
Friday, April 13th, 2018
7:00 PM
Long Beach Convention Center
300 E. Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90802
88 RSVPs
Ozomatli to Headline Fiesta Friday Concert!

Popular Latin/Hip Hop band Ozomatli will headline the April 13 Fiesta Friday Concert at the 2018 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, officials announced.

The Fiesta Friday Concert will begin at approximately 6:45 p.m. on the plaza in front of the Long Beach Performing Arts Center adjacent to the Long Beach Convention Center and is free to Friday race ticket holders. Space at the plaza is limited and will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Formed in Los Angeles in 1995, Ozomatli features a wide variety of musical styles, including salsa, jazz, funk, reggae, rap and others. Its six current members have been with the band since their self-titled debut album in 1998: Wil-Dog Abers, Raul Pacheco, Justin “El Niño” Poree, Asdrubal Sierra, Ulises Bella and Jiro Yamaguchi.

The band has released seven studio albums in total and played all over the world, including China, Tunisia, Jordan and Burma. Since 2011, Ozomatli has also served as the in-house band for stand-up comedian Gabriel Iglesias’ TV show, Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand-Up Revolution.

“The Grand Prix of Long Beach is a long-time tradition that Ozomatli is happy to be a part of,” said Pacheco. “There is nothing like the close up roar of high-performance race cars against the beautiful downtown skyline. With the 20th anniversary of our debut record right around the corner, we’ll be bringing a little somethin’ new and a little somethin’ old to our performance. No doubt, we’ll all be dancing!”

The group has found a way to represent Los Angeles’ eclectic culture through music that appeals to the local community and the world beyond. Ozomatli’s success is exemplified in an impressive variety of genres and they have created one of the most exciting, captivating and flat-out fun live shows touring today. They continue to harness their musical instincts by conceiving new concepts and forging new sounds that keep fans on their toes and the world dancing.

Past Fiesta Friday concerts have included acclaimed artists including El Tri, Moderatto, Fobia, Moenia and many more.
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About Ozomatli
Genres:
Latin, Funk, Reggae, Hip Hop, Urban, Dance Hall, Latin Alternative, Latin Band, Reggaeton, Latin Rap, Cumbia, Jazz, Dance Bands, Dancehall, Ragga, World Fusion, Salsa, Samba, Spanish, Dance
Band Members:
* Wil-Dog Abers: Bass, Background Vocals* Ulises Bella: Saxophone, Clarinet, Requinto Jarocho, Keyboard, Melodica, Background Vocals* Raúl "El Bully" Pacheco: Guitar, Tres, Jarana, Lead Vocals* Justin "El Niño Porée: Percussion, Rap Vocals* Asdru Sierra: Trumpet, Lead Vocals* Jiro Yamaguchi: Drums, Tabla, Percussion, Background Vocals, Asdru Sierra, Jiro Yamaguchi, Justin Poree, Raul Pacheco, Ulises Bella, Wil-Dog Abers
Hometown:
Los Angeles, CA

Since its inception in 1995, innovation and creativity have defined Ozomatli. Hailing from Los Angeles, the group found a way to represent the city’s eclectic culture thr...
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Fan Live Reviews
July 30th 2018
great show, both bands were great
Great energy from their music and an awesome time
Jennifer
Pasadena, CA@
The Rose
November 27th 2017
Entertaining and lively!
Lisa
Anaheim, CA@
House Of Blues
April 28th 2017
Absolutely fantastic! They never disappoint 😊💗
Claudia
Las Vegas, NV@
House of Blues
February 17th 2017
Excellent!
Francisco
San Diego, CA@
Music Box
December 23rd 2016
Awesome show. I didn't arrive in time to lineup a good view tho but music was great.
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