“Santana meets Wu-Tang Clan on a runaway party bus driven by the Tower of Power horns.” –Jam Magazine
BRECKENRIDGE – Breckenridge Creative Arts is proud to present the Latin fusion sensation Ozomatli on Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 7:30 pm at the Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge. This event is general admission, standing room only. Tickets are priced at $25 advance and $30 day of show, and go on sale on Friday, January 15 at the Riverwalk Center Ticket Office, by phone at 970-547-3100 or online at breckcreate.org.
Formed in Los Angeles, Ozomatli is known for its activism and the strong viewpoints reflected in its music. The band exemplifies the growing multiculturalism of the city of Los Angeles with an eclectic fusion of genres like hip-hop, salsa, dancehall, cumbia, samba, funk, merengue, comparsa, and many more. Ozomatli’s efforts have been recognized at the national level with the National Council of La Raza’s Humanitarian Award (2011); by being invited by the U.S. State Department to serve as Cultural Ambassadors on a series of international tours to Asia, Africa, South America, and the Middle East; and by being invited to perform twice for President Obama. The band has performed around the globe in countries such as Tunisia, Egypt, India, Jordan, Nepal, China, South Africa, Madagascar, Vietnam, Thailand, and Japan, spreading its message of cultural diplomacy and supporting charitable causes. In the United States, Ozomatli has toured extensively and managed to blur the lines of cross-genre collaboration by appearing in performances with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, Colorado Symphony, San Diego Symphony, and The New York Pops. Ozomatli’s most recent album, Place in the Sun, was released in March 2014. It carries the band’s trademark political consciousness and diverse sound to new heights.
The Breckenridge engagement of Ozomatli is part of a performing arts series entitled BCA Presents, a program of year‐round concerts, lectures and special events presented and hosted by Breckenridge Creative Arts. Support for the series is generously provided by the Town of Breckenridge.
Established in 2014, Breckenridge Creative Arts was developed by the town to support and promote arts, culture, and creative experiences throughout Breckenridge. This multidisciplinary nonprofit organization is responsible for the successful management of a series of programs, properties and partnerships that collectively animate and populate a cultural corridor in the heart of downtown Breckenridge. From quality performing and visual arts to the development of one of the region’s newest arts districts, Breckenridge Creative Arts is a transformative force for Breckenridge and the greater Summit County community. More info at breckcreate.org.