Ozomatli @ Summer Pops

L.A.'s great smash-up band mixed it up with the San Diego Symphony.

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L.A.'s great smash-up band mixed it up with the San Diego Symphony along the Embarcadero on Sunday, Aug. 21.
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The performance was a one-of-kind show featuring the band's compositions arranged for a performance with the San Diego Symphony Summer Pops.
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It wasn't the first time this year Ozomatli took a surprising musical side road in San Diego.
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In March, the band came down for an Ozokids show at the House of Blues, playing one for the under-4 foot set.
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Sunday's show along the water, however, was a special show by any stretch.
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"It was one of our favorite shows," Ozo fan John Vandenburgh posted on the band's Facebook page. "The combination of the San Diego Orchestra and sounds of Ozomatli, with the beautiful city of San Diego in the background made for a great evening! Thanks."
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The band is renowned for it's mix of Latin, hip-hop and rock -- and their amazing live shows.
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On any given day, there can be as many as 10 people in Ozomatli. The addition of the symphony pushed that up by several score.
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The band first performed in 1995.
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The band's veterans are Asdru Sierra (lead vocals, trumpet), Raul Pacheco (lead vocals, guitar, tres, jarana), Justin Poree (rap vocals, percussion), Wil-dog Abers (bass, backing vocals), Jiro Yamaguchi (tabla, percussion, backing vocals) and Ulises Bella (sax, clarinet, requinto jarocho, keyboards, backing vocals).
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The band got a big boost in 1999 when Carlos Santana gave them the opening slot on his "Supernatural" tour.
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In 2002, the band took home the Grammy for Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album.
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Over the years, the band has released five studio -- and one live -- albums.
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Ozomatli's latest release was 2010's "Fire Away."
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