Ozomatli formed in 1995, but it's a true 21st-century band. The Los Angeles nonet blends a variety of native and folk styles and, in a process symbolic of our expanding music world, transforms the cacophony of competing global voices into a bubbling jazz-funk brew. Not surprisingly, the birth of Ozomatli started with a small revolution. Bassist Wil-Dog Abers belonged to a labor group that took over a rundown public building in L.A. The California Conservation Corps staged a sit-in to unionize for better wages and benefits but wound up occupying the building... More >>>