Ozomatli @Club Nokia
Multi versatile group Ozomatli celebrated their quinceañera tour with a bang while combining elements of funk, hip-hop, salsa, cumbia and jazz. The seven-piece act delivered an epic performance with countless special guests.
The group expressed their dedication and support to the local community by inviting the Crenshaw Church Choir for a song on stage followed by a step dance. The list of special guests continued with the USC marching band. They danced across the floor swaying their instruments in sync with the music. Rapper Chali 2na also joined the stage who opened the night prior to Ozomatli. The biggest guest proved to be the audience while rapper Justin Porée jumped from the stage onto the front row, allowing everyone to sing their souls into the microphone.
Over two hours of music and twenty plus songs elapsed throughout the night. Fan favorites like Cumbia De Los Muertos, Saturday Night and After Party lead to crowd frenzies. The night ended with every member jumping the barricade into the crowd and playing their instruments in the middle of the pit. As everyone gathered around them, Ozomatli started a conga line that expanded all around the arena earning a massive ovation from the fans.
by: Jacob Gaitan
photos by: Jacob Gaitan