Ozomatli brings to life the hidden treasures of the LA Public Library’s sheet music archive.
Ozomatli burst onto the scene in 1998 with their self-titled debut. A mirror of LA eclecticism, Ozomatli's crew of Latino, black, white, and Asian members plays a danceable mix of salsa, cumbia, and hip-hop. With lyrics in both English and Spanish, the band infuses each tune with all the energy of a SoCal beach party. Not a bad choice to breathe some life into the long-forgotten tunes in Songs in the Key of LA, which is currently on display at the Central Library. Hear Ozomatli and friends play live at Grand Performances in conjunction with the library's exhibition, along with fellow stars such as Jackson Browne and Cheech Marin.