A genre-blending LA band that mixes modern Latino, urban, hip-hop and other world styles, Ozomatli visits The Rose in Pasadena Saturday night.
Founded in 1995, the group has represented its hometown by reflecting LA’s eclectic culture through music, producing a sound that appeals to the local community and the bigger world beyond.
Boasting a captivating and fun live show, Ozomatli originally shot to the top of the local live music scene with its debut, eponymously titled album, with a sound that helped land them a spot on Santana’s “Supernatural” tour.
After that, they went on to win a pair of Latin Grammy awards, including Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album and Best Alternative Album.
Fueled by success, Ozomatli doesn’t shy away from tackling various social issues, giving a voice to Latino culture, worker rights and children’s issues, while promoting global unity and peace.
In addition, family plays an important role in the effort, with the band producing music to be shared among generations.
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Doors open at 6 p.m. and music starts at 7 p.m. Saturday at The Rose, 245 E. Green St., Pasadena. Tickets are $28 to $48. Call (888) 645-5006 or visit roseconcerts.com.