I wish I was there; last saw Ozo at SXSW in 2008, with Los Lobos at Stubbs; first saw them at Fuel, in 1999.

SF Concert Review Archive

Originally published on April 4th, 2012

http://www.jambase.com/Articles/91087/Ozomatli-California-Review

Ozomatli :: 03.28.12 :: The New Parish Music Hall :: Oakland, CA

 

Ozomatli by Annelise Poda

The New Parish Music Hall in Oakland was packed to the rafters with jubilant fans for a special Wednesday night Ozomatlishow last week. Anyone familiar with the band knows that when embarking on a musical trip with Ozomatli they are in for a night of hip-shaking rhythmic jams and nonstop joking with the charismatic musicians. The New Parish is a very small venue for the band to be booked at, so excitement levels were bumped up even higher for the sold out crowd. This group is made up of some highly talented musicians that also really know how to work an audience, and their show made for a great night of laughter and dancing.

Ozomatli is known for being a multicultural musical project, and band…

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Mark Weiss, founder of Plastic Alto blog, is a concert promoter and artist manager in Palo Alto, as Earthwise Productions, with background as journalist, advertising copywriter, book store returns desk, college radio producer, city council and commissions candidate, high school basketball player; he also sang in local choir, and fronts an Allen Ginsberg tribute Beat Hotel Rm 32
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