November 16, 2001
Ozomatli rocks at CSUS
off the success of their recent sophomore album release, "Embrace
the Chaos," Interscope Records recording artists Ozomatli
will showcase their new tunes at California State University,
Sacramento at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 6. The concert is
in the University Union Ballroom.
With Spanish and English lyrics - and insistent Latin, Afro-Cuban,
salsa, samba, merengue, ska, funk and jazz rhythms - Ozomatli's
music defies categorization. Ozomatli features a diverse instrumental
makeup including the standard rock-n-roll line-up as well
as congas, claves, turntables, trumpets, and saxophones. A
samba line marches through the crowd to commence every live
The internationally renowned Los Angeles-based band's lead
vocalist, Raul Pacheco, is a CSUS alumnus. The band has a
large following in California and their last two concerts
in Sacramento have sold out.
The band takes it named from the Aztec word for the God of
dance and is co-produced by Los Lobos saxophonist Steve Berlin,
which is fitting since Los Lobos also tore down many misconceptions
about what it means to be a Hispanic band. Ozomatli's lyrics
have a strong political message matched with danceable music
and infamous stage antics.
Tickets to the concert are $15 general and $10 for students.
Tickets are available at the CSUS Ticket Office at (916) 278-4323
or at Tickets.com at (916) 766-2277. Media assistance is available
by contacting CSUS public affairs at (916) 278-6156.
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