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OZOMATLI

the AU interview at Clockenflap: Raul Pacheco from Ozomatli (Los Angeles) on their year of touring "Place In the Sun"

Larry Heath talks to Raul Pacheco from Ozomatli about coming to Hong Kong for the first time and we reflect on their year of touring Place In the Sun, which included a jaunt in Australia that included the iconic Byron Bay Bluesfest.

Hello Asia! Photo Gallery: Clockenflap Day 2 - West Kowloon Cultural District, Hong Kong (29.11.14)

Johnny Au returns us to Hong Kong for day two of Clockenflap, featuring headliners Travis (pictured), who pulled a MASSIVE crowd ready to singalong to all their hits. Also pictured in Johnny's exclusive AU gallery are Kool & The Gang, Sydney's own Jagwar Ma, Melbourne based Jess Ribeiro, Nightmares on Wax, Ozomatli and many more...

Clockenflap Hong Kong reveals full festival line up with Jagwar Ma, Jess Ribeiro and Monsieur Graz set to play!

The full festival line up for the Clockenflap festival in Hong Kong has been released, with three Aussies included on the impressive bill of artists! Joining the likes of The Flaming Lips, Travis and Mogwai will be Jagwar Ma, Jess Ribeiro and Monsieur Graz.

Photo Gallery: Byron Bay Bluesfest Day 3 Part 2 - Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm (19.04.14)

In the second part of our photo gallery from Day Three of Bluesfest in Byron Bay, Johnny Au brings us photos of Jeff Beck, Morcheeba, Ozomatli and the special Playing For Change concert.

Album News Weekly: 18 February 2014

In This Issue: A seriously mixed bag this week. Big artists like Conor Oberst and Ozomatli are back with records coming out in the next couple of months. Melbourne also is represented by Courtney Barnett and Saskwatch both releasing albums soon. Sydney gets Infinity Broke and newbie's DMA's, and Darwin has electronic soul duo Sietta. Overseas, The Pretty Reckless are doing all they can to make waves, and Golden State are releasing their debut. It's an interesting week, so go on, have a read.

the AU interview: Raúl Pacheco of Ozomatli (Los Angeles) talks Bluesfest and "Place in the Sun"!

This Easter weekend, Los Angeles group Ozomatli will be bringing their some twenty years of experience back to the Byron Bay Bluesfest. They're a band who are always a favourite of the festival and this year should be no different. Just before they come down under though, they are releasing their eighth studio album, Place in the Sun, an anticipated release, and their first since 2010's acclaimed Fire Away - with the notable exception of Ozokids in 2012 - which, as you can guess, was a kids record. Now it's time we see the band back to what they do best!

Ozomatli and Chali 2na lighting up stages in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne this April!

Party starters Ozomatli are going to be taking to stages in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne this April alongside Chali 2na! The LA crew will be out for Bluesfest and while they're no strangers to the festival or Australian crowds, the east coast of the country better prepare, because these are going to be three kickass shows to be amongst. Renowned for flitting between and fusing genres, Ozomatli represent a true all-encompassing nature of music and cultures.

Album Review: Ozomatli - Ozomatli presents Ozokidz (2012 LP)

ozokidz

My first listen of the new Ozomatli record was on a recent weekend road trip with my girlfriend. By the second song we gave each other that "WTF" look. In hindsight, should of read the presser before listening. Ozomatli have created a kids record. Inspired after being commissioned to write some educational songs for PBS in the states, the seven piece latino rock band set out to create a full album of quirky kids songs that's a bit like a The Wiggles if they spent a year in the Caribbean with Rastafarians.

Harvest Festival announces the lineup for 2012!

We named Harvest Festival our favourite festival of 2011, and after a slight bit of worry that the Brisbane leg could be culled due to council concerns...well, to say we were thankful to hear that it would be back in all cities in 2012!

The lineup was announced on Triple J, and boy howdy...well, let's just get to it. It's out of this damn world.