Win Tickets ($60): Ozomatli @ Revolution Hall | Latin Funk, Hip Hop, Rock

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Ozomatli @ Revolution Hall on January 24. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed January 21.


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January 24, 2020
21+ | $25-$30 | Doors 7p, Show 8p
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Revolution Hall
1300 SE Stark St., Portland, OR

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 to modern Latino, urban, hip-hop and other world 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 latest recording is an album of classic Mexican hits reimagined with a reggae feel. Titled Non-Stop: Los Angeles ? Mexico ? Kingston, it pays 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.

The album was born from the group’s desire to pay tribute to the Mexican styles that influenced their youth. Originally conceived as a tribute to mariachi and Norteño, the band decided to expand the concept and include old and new artists and cover more eras all under the umbrella of reggae. Pairing reggae dancehall instrumentals with the already eclectic variety of Mexican music spoke to the band’s desire to do something uniquely authentic for its 20th anniversary. The album includes classic Mexican songs such as “Sabor a Mi” and “Besame Mucho,” but also songs by contemporary Mexican acts like Cafe Tacuba and Mana, Mexican-American greats like Selena, and classic legends like Santana. Ozomatli has always brought people and cultures together with their music and that is exactly what this album embodies, merging Jamaican influences with Mexican roots to lend an original Ozo sound to songs we all know.

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.

In addition to politics and social issues, Ozomatli emphasizes the importance of family and children. Ozomatli has strived to make music to be shared through the generations and have even recorded music specifically targeted towards children and families. Their 2012 release, Ozomatli Presents OzoKidz, features all original children’s music that captures the innovation and liveliness that Ozo fans have become accustomed to, while educating children on the values of nature and knowledge. The band continues to perform the album at special OzoKidz concerts, where parents and children alike dance and play along on OzoKidz kazoos.

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41 Responses to Win Tickets ($60): Ozomatli @ Revolution Hall | Latin Funk, Hip Hop, Rock

  1. KC January 7, 2020 at 12:06 pm #

    I love Ozomatli and would love to go!

    • Bob January 7, 2020 at 10:01 pm #

      I’d love to go to this

      • Jenn January 20, 2020 at 1:09 am #

        Love Ozomatliii!! Long time fan. Would love to surprise my partner with ticketssss!!! Hands down, one of our favorite shows in 18 years together.

  2. Anna January 7, 2020 at 12:07 pm #

    I have loved Ozomatli since the 90s!!!

  3. Anna January 7, 2020 at 12:08 pm #

    I have loved Ozomatli since the 90s!!!

    • Sandra January 7, 2020 at 12:38 pm #

      Ozomatli makes my feet dance, mouth smile, and soul sing! Their music makes me forget my cares and move with joy.

  4. Andrea Bean January 7, 2020 at 12:18 pm #

    I would so love to dance my booty off! <3

  5. Cassi January 7, 2020 at 12:22 pm #

    OMG please Please please pick me!!! This is the first concert I ever went to and it was amazing (15+ years ago)! I missed them, when they came through last year I would SOOOO love this!!!

  6. Brig January 7, 2020 at 12:38 pm #

    Last saw Ozomatli in the ’90s with our son, now grown. Would love to take him again.

  7. Bob MacKay January 7, 2020 at 1:51 pm #

    New album sounds awesome- these guys can make the floor dance

  8. Lisa Anderson January 7, 2020 at 1:54 pm #

    Haven’t seen Ozomatli since college! They put on such a great show!

  9. Rain Madrone January 7, 2020 at 1:58 pm #

    One of my favorite bands ever!

  10. Suzanne January 7, 2020 at 2:12 pm #

    Sounds fun!

  11. Michael Pendlebury January 7, 2020 at 3:30 pm #

    An amazing live band! I love it when they start the concert in the audience! I’m off work that evening and would love to go!

  12. Dave G. January 8, 2020 at 11:34 pm #

    Haven’t seen this band since they opened for Santana at Portland Meadows in the 90’s!

  13. Patrick Miller January 9, 2020 at 11:53 am #

    I like this band.

  14. Coleman January 9, 2020 at 3:57 pm #

    My girlfriend would love this…her birthday is coming up too!

  15. AJ January 9, 2020 at 4:06 pm #

    I am Ozo excited!!

  16. Michelle O January 9, 2020 at 7:14 pm #

    Absolutely love this band. Would love to go!

  17. Carol Lynn Cooper January 9, 2020 at 10:54 pm #

    They play tributes to the Mexican styles. I applaud them.

  18. Jonas Trekas January 9, 2020 at 10:54 pm #

    Would love to see them.

    • Laura Flores January 20, 2020 at 4:11 pm #

      Would love the opportunity to go, Absolutely love this band. Would love to go!

  19. RYAN HEALY January 10, 2020 at 12:53 pm #

    I need to go listen to the new stuff. Always was a fan.

  20. Brad January 11, 2020 at 3:56 pm #

    I stumbled into a bar one time in Seattle about 4 years ago and Ozomatli was playing. Their singer was standing on a table getting doooown but they only played maybe 3-4 songs after that which left me with a funkadelic void ever since. Let’s make this time around happen proper!

  21. Kaeli A Plaks January 11, 2020 at 4:01 pm #

    This would be amazing to take my boyfriend in honor of his birthday, he’s just coming off an injury and would love a reason to dance!!

  22. Nick January 14, 2020 at 12:25 pm #

    First concert with friends (no parents) in Salem way back when… love to relive some memories!

  23. Tiffiney Oleyte January 14, 2020 at 2:31 pm #

    Fun fun band missed them last time in pdx

  24. Carrie January 14, 2020 at 2:33 pm #

    I love Ozomatli! I’ve been following them since seeing them at the Kokua festival! I would love to go!

  25. Dustin January 14, 2020 at 2:59 pm #

    Because I am a winner, baby!

  26. Carol Cooper January 14, 2020 at 8:26 pm #

    I love Latin funk. I’d like to go to this.

  27. Jonas Trekas January 14, 2020 at 8:27 pm #

    Who doesn’t love latin music.

  28. RK January 15, 2020 at 10:00 am #

    I’ve loved Ozomatli for years! I’m trying to get down at this show!

  29. Andrea Bean January 15, 2020 at 1:02 pm #

    Would so love to dance my booty off!!

  30. Rosy January 16, 2020 at 4:01 pm #

    This would be amazing! Hoping I win!

  31. Linda Stone January 16, 2020 at 4:49 pm #

    Oooh! This will be a fun show. Please pick me!!!

  32. Linda Stone January 16, 2020 at 4:49 pm #

    Oooh! This will be a fun show. Please pick me!!!

  33. Linda Stone January 16, 2020 at 4:50 pm #

    OOOOOH!!! This will be a fun and funky evening – hope you pick me

  34. Michael Snyder January 17, 2020 at 12:56 am #

    Thank you for the offer, I love this band and hope to attend the concert

  35. andrea January 17, 2020 at 7:11 am #

    Would love to groove. Started seeing them 20 years ago.

  36. Bogdan January 18, 2020 at 11:03 am #

    I would love to go, this would be a great present!

  37. Carol Lynn Cooper January 19, 2020 at 8:52 pm #

    Want to see those hats they wear.

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