Song of the Week – February 29th, 2008
February 29, 2008, 9:55 am
Filed under: funk, Hip-Hop, latin, Music, Ozomatli, Rock, salsa, Song of the Week

The Song of the Week this week is dedicated to my sister-in-law Karen. Love, hope and faith.  

This week’s Song of the Week is not a new release, but a recent discovery of a release from last year that most of you will not have heard. The LA band Ozomatli has been around for over a decade, producing a blend of hip hop, Jazz/rock and salsa.  Their up tempo single, ‘Can’t Stop’ is this weeks Song of the Week. The group won a Grammy for their 2004 album “Street Signs”, and followed that success with a live album and reasonable coverage. Ozomatli’s 2007 album Don’t Mess with the Dragon peaked at 154 on Billboard, but like many cross-segment albums deserved to fare better.  Singles ‘Here We Go’ and ‘Magnolia Soul’ are also well worth a listen, the latter a tribute to New Orleans which integrates elements of New Orleans jazz into the hip hop tracks.

More on the band at their website and their MySpace page, and lucky Australians can catch then on tour in Oz this month.

Ozomatli Promotional Pic