Available For Pre-Order Now ~ In-Stores September 19, 2023
LOS ANGELES – [August 22, 2023] – Celebrated Los Angeles culture-mashers and multiple Grammy Award winners, Ozomatli, are venturing into a new realm of creativity with the upcoming release of their enchanting children’s book, “Moose on the Loose.” Inspired by their hit children’s song from their family-friendly album, Ozomatli presents Ozokidz, this book brings the magic of Ozokidz’ music alive, page after captivating page. Available for pre-order now, in stores on September 19, 2023.
Perfect for children and parents alike, “Moose on the Loose” invites readers into an enchanting forest world where adventure and friendship take center stage. Through vivid illustrations and lyrical prose, the story captures the charm and thrill of camping, hiking, and the joys of camaraderie. But as day turns to night, a mysterious and uproarious encounter awaits – a Moose on the Loose! With twists, turns, and a heart-pounding escapade, this tale is bound to be a staple on children’s bookshelves.
Ozomatli is a renowned American musical group that has made a significant impact on the world music scene. Formed in 1995 in Los Angeles, the band’s unique sound is a vibrant fusion of various genres, including funk, salsa, jazz, hip-hop, reggae, and rock. Ozomatli’s music is celebrated for its infectious rhythms, socially conscious lyrics, and high-energy performances that captivate audiences of all backgrounds. The band’s commitment to cultural diversity and activism is evident in their music, which often addresses important social issues while promoting unity and positivity.
Ozo-Kids, a branch of the Ozomatli collective, is dedicated to creating music that engages and entertains young audiences. With the same spirit of cultural blending and social awareness, Ozo-Kids delivers joyful and educational songs that celebrate diversity, encourage creativity, and promote learning through music. Their music invites children to explore different cultures and perspectives, fostering an appreciation for global unity and cooperation. Through their catchy tunes and meaningful messages, Ozo-Kids continues to provide a unique and enriching musical experience for children and families around the world.
Ozomatli’s music is as multifaceted as its members and influences. Meeting as young political activists and musicians, the original band formed in Los Angeles in 1995 to play a notorious urban-Latino-and-beyond collision of hip hop and salsa, dancehall and cumbia, samba and funk, merengue and comparsa, East LA R&B and New Orleans second line, Jamaican ragga and Indian raga— all while following a key mantra: it will take you around the world by taking you around Los Angeles.
Their music has been recognized and celebrated widely – having won two Grammy Awards, a Latin Grammy, serving as official US Cultural Ambassadors playing to audiences around the world, and here in the City of LA, April 23rd is designated Ozomatli Day in recognition of their immense contribution to the cultural life of the city.
Over the course of Ozomatli’s 25-year career, the group has sold hundreds of thousands of albums, won three Grammy’s, consistently sold out concerts around the world, and performed on high profile TV shows like The Today Show, Jimmy Kimmel, Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and Austin City Limits. The band also stars in Drew Barrymore’s Never Been Kissed and has been featured on PBS Kids.
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