Ozomatli at The Commodore April 17

Photo ripped from myspace.

Formed all the way back in 1995, Ozomatli (also known as the god of music) is a Latin hip-hop funk band consisting of eight very talented members. As the years pass, there is no doubt that a band evolves, and that was the case for Ozomatli, but there is a core that stayed consistent. Those members include Asdru Sierra (lead vocals, trumpet), Raul Pacheco (lead vocals, guitar, tres, jarana), Justin Poree (rap vocals, percussion), Wil-dog Abers (bass, backing vocals), Jiro Yamaguchi (tabla, percussion, backing vocals) and Ulises Bella (sax, clarinet, requinto jaracho, keyboards, backing vocals).

This politically active band will be hitting The Commodore on April 17th, so make sure you come down and check this band out. If I had to make a slight comparison to any other artist out there, and I really hate doing this because each band is special in their own way (just like your two kids…), I would have to say they remind me of The Roots. If you want to find out for yourself, just come on down and dance with this funky bunch.