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  • Ozomatli: Band of the people

    By Ryan Torok

    November 23, 2011 | 12:33 pm

    The Latin band Ozomatli is rocking out on the flatbed of a truck parked on a closed-down Spring Street in downtown Los Angeles. It’s a Saturday in early November, and the band is playing for a motley group of aging and 20-something hippies, union workers and even some Jews from the...

  • The O-Zo-Surprising Ozomatli

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    June 30, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    "Wil-Dog Abers is Jewish?" The question comes up often for the co-founder of the sociopolitical salsa-pop-reggae-hip-hop band Ozomatli, which has won two Grammys for best alternative Latin rock. Hispanic fans address the bassist as ese, the Spanish slang for homeboy, and are shocked...