Ozomatli and the Squirrel Nut Zippers
Capitol Center for the Arts
Ozomatli and the Squirrel Nut Zippers – two beloved bands coming from different points on the map – bringing their audiences together for a select run of shows. Unlike other touring parings, this one is already proving to be a collaborative one. The groups are collaborating on a new song for the tour. Both groups feel this is an important time in the American Story to embrace, remember and celebrate the wealth of cultural diversity that exists in the United States. It was about 20 years ago when NPR’s Morning Edition said: “It’s not easy to categorize the music of the Squirrel Nut Zippers, except that it’s hot.” Last year, the Squirrel Nut Zippers performed their first set of tour dates since 2009 to sold out crowds across the country. The band is currently in the studio working on a new album which will be their first in seventeen years. Since its inception in 1995, innovation and creativity have defined Ozomatli. Hailing from Los Angeles, the group found a way to represent the city’s eclectic culture through music that appeals to the local community and the world beyond. Their success is exemplified in an impressive variety of genres, from classic to modern Latino, urban, hip-hop and other world styles. The “Dioses del Baile,” or “Gods of Dance,” have created one of the most exciting, captivating and flat-out fun live shows touring today. They continue to harness their musical instincts by conceiving new concepts and forging new sounds that keep fans on their toes and the world dancing.
Date & Time
- April 20, 2017