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M.U.S.E. Exclusive: Interview with Ozomatli

Ozomatli at Greek Theater. Photo By Michael Sandoval/M.U.S.E.

M.U.S.E. had the great opportunity to talk to the band Ozomatli before they took the stage for the Los Lobos Cinco De Mayo Concert at The Greek Theater.

Mike Sandoval talked to the band about their trip to Australia and the band latest album, PLACE IN THE SUN. It is 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.

Ozomatli is currently on tour supporting the new album check out the dates below and get you tickets to see them live.

Tour Dates:

May 08 – Royale Boston, MA 
May 09 – B.B. King Blues Club New York, NY 
May 10 – TLA Philadelphia, PA 
May 16 – Hangout Festival Gulf Shores, AL 
May 17 – Tipitina’s New Orleans, LA 
Jun 20 – Sierra Nevada Music Festival Boonville, CA 
Jul 12 – California World Fest Grass Valley, CA 
Jul 20 – Vancouver Folk Music Festival Vancouver, Canada 
Aug 24 – San Diego Symphony – Summer Pops San Diego, CA 
Aug 27 – Britt Pavilion (Co-Headline w/ Matisyahu) Jacksonville, OR 
Aug 28 – Saratoga Mountain Winery (Co-Headline w/ Matisyahu) Saratoga, CA 
Aug 29 – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino (Co-Headline w/ Matisyahu) Las Vegas, NV 
Aug 30 – Fox Performing Arts Center Riverside, CA 
Oct 03 – Austin City Limits Festival Austin, TX 
Oct 10 – Austin City Limits Festival Austin, TX

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Michael Sandoval

Michael created MUSE/MUSE TV after a career in professional sports and journalism. Born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He attended Don Bosco Technical Institute in which he studied Electronics and Computer Science and California State University, Fullerton in which he graduated with a degree from the College of Communication in Journalism. He is a big Foo Fighters fan, loves Star Wars and loves photography.

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