Win Tickets ($55): Ozomatli @ Aladdin Theater | Latin/Funk/Hip-Hop & Everything in Between

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Ozomatli @ Aladdin Theater on November 20. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, November 16.

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Ozomatli @ Aladdin TheaterOzomatli
November 20, 2015
Doors 8 p.m., Show 9 p.m. | $27.50-$30 | Minors OK w/ Guardian

Aladdin Theater
3017 SE Milwaukie ave, Portland, Oregon 97202

PLACE IN THE SUN, the eighth album by multi-genre, multi-cultural Grammy winning band Ozomatli, takes the band’s street-party consciousness to new heights of eclecticism. Produced by the band and long-time friend, world renowned engineer Robert Carranza and featuring collaborations with the legendary Eurythmics guitarist Dave Stewart and Xandy Barry of WAX LTD, PLACE IN THE SUN is just the latest proof of the band’s relentless vitality. Shifting gears from electro-cumbia to garage rock, hip-hop, and Pérez Prado mambo, Ozomatli infuses a DJ party mix with dynamic live band chops and attitude.

Bursting onto the L.A. stage with their first eponymously titled album in June 1998, Ozomatli capitalized on being the talk of the live music scene, particularly their show-stopping gigs at venues such as Dragonfly, Opium Den and The Viper Room. By 1999, they were touring with Carlos Santana and soon won the Grammy for “Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album” for 2001’s EMBRACE THE CHAOS. They repeated history in 2004 by winning again in the same category for their album STREET SIGNS, which also picked up the Latin Grammy for “Mejor Album de Musica Alternativa” in 2005. Ozomatli also recently became the first band to be asked to speak at the TED Conference, sharing their ideas about music and identities in the global age. In the band’s nearly twenty years together, they have toured internationally, collaborated with the Boston and New York Pops orchestras, and served as Cultural Ambassadors for the U.S. State Department. Watch out for their most recent album, PLACE IN THE SUN, to be released on March, 11, 2014.

When they were formed, Ozomatli symbolized an emerging, multicultural Los Angeles. Over the years Ozomatli has become the ultimate jam band, pulling together the strands of creativity into a unique rhythmic machine. And learning to live together, like the city they represent, has made their music even stronger. “We’ve worked hard to create a space for ourselves, our own place in the sun, so to speak,” said guitarist and composer Raúl Pacheco. “We’re coming out with this new record to remind people that we still care about making new music.”

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31 Responses to Win Tickets ($55): Ozomatli @ Aladdin Theater | Latin/Funk/Hip-Hop & Everything in Between

  1. michael israel November 10, 2015 at 2:59 pm #

    hot diggity dog, can i take my wife!

  2. Al November 10, 2015 at 3:01 pm #

    hot diggity dog, can i take my husband?

  3. Jennifer M. November 10, 2015 at 3:41 pm #

    Super excited about the show! Love Ozo!

  4. Michelle November 11, 2015 at 8:18 am #

    I LOVE Ozomatli- so much energy and a great vibe! I’d love to share their music and the experience with my husband (who has never been). This would be the way I could do that. What a fabulous show!

  5. Christopher Odell November 11, 2015 at 12:33 pm #

    My wife JUST lost out on tickets to this! The show falls on the anniversary of when we met, and of course I want the chance to be supercoolhusband#1 with surprise tickets to this amazing band!

  6. Ciara November 11, 2015 at 2:23 pm #

    My boyfriend is visiting Portland for the first time and I’d love to show him the best PDX has to offer!

  7. Denise November 11, 2015 at 4:46 pm #

    I haven’t seen them in years. Last time was 2010 in California. They put on one of the best live shows I have ever seen. I would love to see them in PDX for the first time.

  8. Megan November 11, 2015 at 6:56 pm #

    Ticket give away for these legends? Are you serious?? Please pick me I’m gonna find my dance pants right now!!

  9. Stacy November 11, 2015 at 7:03 pm #

    My brother is coming from Spokane and I want to take him to fantastic concert in a great venue.

  10. Bob MacKay November 12, 2015 at 11:16 am #

    Ozo! Yes, rock the house and make all the hip white guys in PDX think about dancing…

  11. Mikey B November 12, 2015 at 2:37 pm #

    Would love to see these guys.

  12. Allie Vasquez November 12, 2015 at 2:55 pm #

    Love to see these guys in person. Been a fan for many years.

  13. Alison November 12, 2015 at 3:10 pm #

    This show would be amazing!

  14. Aurelia November 12, 2015 at 3:21 pm #

    Still have never seen these guys live – would LOVE to go!!

  15. Cory November 12, 2015 at 3:29 pm #

    i wanna be ozd

  16. Grace November 12, 2015 at 3:41 pm #

    they’re great- what a fun show I bet they would be live!

  17. Dave G. November 12, 2015 at 4:30 pm #

    Gotta love that Latin funk!

  18. Amalia November 12, 2015 at 5:11 pm #

    This would be a great show- have listened to them for years but never seem them live!

  19. Tania November 12, 2015 at 6:31 pm #

    Wow! I want to see this show!!

  20. Benita November 12, 2015 at 10:22 pm #

    Ohhhh pick me!! Pick me!!! I have been going to see Ozo for at least 13 years. It was always a tradition my family and I had, to always go see them together when they came to my hometown of Salt Lake City. I’ve honestly never missed a show. Unfortunately this time around, I’m in Portland all by my lonesome, been here almost a year and haven’t really met a ton of peeps. However, I’d still like to go because I love them!!! Not to mention this Monday the 16th is my birthday. I will also be spending that one without my family :( . So please find it in your heart to send me so that I can sing the night away, and to see Wil Dog, who is my favorite band member. Fingers crossed!!!

  21. Melissa B November 12, 2015 at 10:31 pm #

    because my friends are going and they want me to go, but I can’t afford a ticket.

  22. lorea November 13, 2015 at 1:16 pm #

    I saw 5th email for free back in college in in 2004 on campus in sacramento. I think I’d appreciate them so much more now. Pick me!!!!!! Thanks!!!!

  23. Trent Price November 13, 2015 at 5:13 pm #

    I would love to see this band play live! They are great!

  24. Gregor November 14, 2015 at 8:21 am #

    I’ve been waiting for the perfect opportunity to release the funky dance master that’s been locked up inside. New experiences make life worth living, and a few tickets to Ozo would give me the chance to do something for the first time.

  25. Faye stanton November 14, 2015 at 6:26 pm #

    Never been to this theatre, can’t think of a better show to see there!

  26. Harlan November 15, 2015 at 8:09 pm #

    This is the band that inspired me to start playing music! Would love to be chosen!

  27. Ana November 18, 2015 at 4:02 pm #

    YAAAS. I want to see them!!! I saw them years ago when my husband and I started dating. And it would be such a treat to see them. It would be the BOMB.COM.

  28. Heather Hanson November 19, 2015 at 8:02 am #

    I would love tickets to this!

  29. Serendipity November 19, 2015 at 4:10 pm #

    Ozomatli? Que Bueno. This would really make my day!

  30. sara callahan November 20, 2015 at 11:47 am #

    I’ve been following these guys for nearly a decade and would love to be able to see them. They’ve never come to the towns I’ve lived in and they are finally coming here but I can’t afford it. Please make my dream come true!

  31. Andres P November 20, 2015 at 12:11 pm #

    Love Ozo, you need to give me these tix cause I’m the manic hispanic need this tonight

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