Over 15 years, constant touring, multiple lineup changes and five albums, Ozomatli has stayed true to their mission of compelling you to dance to a beat influenced by drums from all over the world. Originally gaining fame as a band that melded the various Latin styles of their Los Angeles home, Ozomatli grew to incorporate reggae and Arabic forms into an oeuvre that also prominently featured funk and hip-hop. The new album "Fire Away", released this week on 420, even has standard rock and a bit of doo-wop and it all still makes sense. Move your feet with this long running groove machine at the 9:30 Club.
--Rhome Anderson, April 2010