by Tyler and A.J. Bardzilowski
The Coach House will be jumpin’ when Ozomatli takes the stage next Sunday with a concert doubleheader featuring a kid-friendly OzoKids performance followed by their regular set list known to “take you around the world by taking you around Los Angeles.”
Their music is an LA-born urban-Latino-and-beyond collision of hip hop and salsa, dancehall and cumbia, samba and funk, merengue and comparsa, East LA R&B and New Orleans second line, Jamaican ragga and Indian raga.
The OzoKids show is like a regular Ozomatli show, but family-friendly and designed to appeal to the younger set. Of course, kids are the VIPs and get their own “kids only” section in the front of the stage. The kids’ set includes Ozomatli’s trademark fusion of music from around the world, with Latin American songs in English and Spanish.
Ozomatli fans rejoice. The band is working on a new CD expected to be ready for release in springtime next year. They are also currently putting final touches on the TV musical score for Gabriel Iglesias’ new “Hey! It’s Fluffy” cartoons for the new season of “Stand Up Revolution” debuting in October.
The Coach House, San Juan Capistrano, Sunday, September 30. OzoKids show starts at 3 p.m. Tickets are $15. Ozomatli show starts at 8 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.) and tickets are $30. Both shows are all ages. www.thecoachhouse.com