Win Tickets ($60): Ozomatli @ Aladdin Theater | Latin/Funk/Hip-Hop & Everything in Between

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Ozomatli @ Aladdin Theater on July 29. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, July 25.


From our sponsors:
Ozomatli @ Aladdin Theater Ozomatli
July 29, 2016
Doors 8 p.m., Show 9 p.m. | $27.50 ADV/ $30 | Minors OK w/ Parent

Aladdin Theater
3017 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR 97202

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 through music that appeals to the local community and the world beyond. Ozomatli’s success is exemplified in an impressive variety of genres from classic Latin, electro-cumbia, Perez Prado mambo sounds, jazz, reggae, garage rock, North African, Middle Eastern, Indian, urban and hip-hop styles. The “Dioses del Baile,” or “Gods of Dance,” 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.

The band is currently in the studio working on their latest recording: Ozo-fied Volume 1: A Century of Mexican Classics, an album of classic Mexican hits reimagined with a reggae feel. This record will pay homage to the band’s Latin roots, allowing them to personalize songs that defined their youth and in turn, become part of Latin and Pop music lore. Produced by drum & bass reggae legends, Sly & Robbie (Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, Peter Tosh, Jimmy Cliff, Madonna, No Doubt) and featuring various high profile guest vocalists, the album recreates the magic of classic Latin hits with a reggae dancehall vibe that only Ozomatli could make feel as natural as waves rolling in the Caribbean sands.

Prior to paying respects to the classic Latin catalogue, Ozomatli was creating its own repertoire adored by fans and critics alike. The band catapulted to the top of the live music scene with its first eponymously titled album. The impact of the then 10-piece band’s album was felt throughout the music world, and earned them the opportunity to open for Carlos Santana on his Supernatural tour. Following the success of its first album and touring with Santana and Mana, Ozomatli released its sophomore album, Embrace the Chaos, which garnered a Grammy award for Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album. The follow up album, Street Signs, won both the same award and the Latin Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album in 2005.

Ozomatli takes firm stances on various social justice issues. Their work focuses on giving voice to Latino culture, opportunity to children, fighting for workers’ rights, and promoting global unity and peace amongst people, cultures and nations. Ozomatli were named Cultural Ambassadors for the U.S. State Department in 2006, was the first musical group to speak at the TED Conference in San Francisco, and performed for President and First Lady Obama at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s 32nd Annual Award Gala.

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18 Responses to Win Tickets ($60): Ozomatli @ Aladdin Theater | Latin/Funk/Hip-Hop & Everything in Between

  1. Brian Lewis July 19, 2016 at 9:24 pm #

    Love these guys, last time I saw them was on a cruise ship as we left port. Such a killer sound. Thanks for the tickets this will be fun!

  2. Robert Donnelly July 20, 2016 at 10:43 am #

    Buenavibra = buenavida!

  3. Krys W July 21, 2016 at 2:40 pm #

    Ozomatli + The Aladdin make for a most excellent night of drinking and dancing.

  4. Linda S July 21, 2016 at 3:00 pm #

    Would love to attend

  5. Lex Jimenez July 21, 2016 at 3:14 pm #

    My wife and I LOVE Ozomatli and would kill to see them live. We have never seen them live and have heard they are absolutely amazing and want to add seeing them to our concert bucket list! Pleeeeeeaaasssse pick us!!!!

  6. Frank Byers July 21, 2016 at 3:27 pm #

    Sounds like a plan.

  7. anna July 21, 2016 at 4:01 pm #

    I love Ozomatli!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Dave G. July 21, 2016 at 6:17 pm #

    Oh…..I’d love to!

  9. Nasheena July 21, 2016 at 6:58 pm #

    I want to dance the night away with my husband. This would make for a fabulous date night out, please oh please.

  10. Matt DePriest July 21, 2016 at 10:04 pm #

    Visiting from CA and hoping to win these tickets!

  11. Lisa July 21, 2016 at 10:21 pm #

    Love the Alladin, love Latin funk. I should go.

  12. Yaz July 21, 2016 at 10:36 pm #

    Yes, Papita’s and Momita’s…Lets do it!!!

  13. Judy Wiebe July 22, 2016 at 9:42 am #

    I have never seen these guys and the reviews are great! Please send me to the Aladdian!

  14. Brad July 24, 2016 at 2:54 pm #

    Get up and Dance!

  15. Dave July 25, 2016 at 7:32 am #

    Crazy fun!

  16. Stacy July 25, 2016 at 10:30 am #

    Always grooving to Ozomatli…would love to see them in person and get my dance on!

  17. Mitch Elovitz July 25, 2016 at 12:51 pm #

    I would love to dance my ass off to Ozomatli on Friday! Pick me! I recently lost my job and this will really help boost my spirits! Thank you!

  18. Mitch Elovitz July 25, 2016 at 12:51 pm #

    I would love to dance my ass off to Ozomatli on Friday! Pick me! I recently lost my job and this will really help boost my spirits! Thank you!

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