Date: April 14, 2016
Latin, funk, hip hop concert
The University Union
Serna Plaza (outdoors) Ballroom (moved indoors due to weather)
Sacramento State’s The University Union UNIQUE Programs is pleased to announce a Latin, funk and hip-hop concert featuring Ozomatli plus special opening guests Sol Peligro, on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 7 pm in The University Union Ballroom. This sponsored event is free for Sacramento State students and the general public, in celebration of The University Union’s 40th Anniversary.
Bursting onto the L.A. stage with their first eponymously titled album in June 1998, Ozomatli capitalized on being the talk of the live music scene, particularly their show-stopping gigs at venues such as Dragonfly, Opium Den and The Viper Room. By 1999, they were touring with Carlos Santana and soon won the Grammy for "Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album" for 2001’s Embrace the Chaos. They repeated history in 2004 by winning again in the same category for their album Street Signs, which also picked up the Latin Grammy for "Mejor Album de Musica Alternativa" in 2005.
Ozomatli also recently became the first band to be asked to speak at the TED Conference, sharing their ideas about music and identities in the global age. In the band's nearly twenty years together, they have toured internationally, collaborated with the Boston and New York Pops orchestras, and served as Cultural Ambassadors for the U.S. State Department.
Place in the Sun, their eighth album, takes the band’s street-party consciousness to new heights of eclecticism. Produced by the band and long-time friend, world renowned engineer Robert Carranza and featuring collaborations with the legendary Eurythmics guitarist Dave Stewart and Xandy Barry of WAX LTD, Place in the Sun is just the latest proof of the band’s relentless vitality. Shifting gears from electro-cumbia to garage rock, hip-hop, and Pérez Prado mambo, Ozomatli infuses a DJ party mix with dynamic live band chops and attitude.
Opening for the band will be Sacramento’s Sol Peligro.
All ages permitted. No alcohol sold or permitted at venue.
UNIQUE Programs and The University Union
Free parking after 6:30 pm on the 6th floor of Parking Structure III.
Facebook Event Invitation
Individuals needing reasonable accommodations must contact us within 5 business days of the event at UNIQUEPrograms@SacStateUNIQUE.com or (916) 278-3928.