Ozomatli - `Street Signs' Album review

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Ozomatli - Street Signs' Album review

Street Signs' the new album by Ozomatli is another romp into the world of Latin fused music. There is no denying their energy and musical talent. Ozomatli are probably well known to festival goers. They have one of the best live performances known. This party feel transcends through the music creating vibrant and intellectually challenging music.

Ozomatli are Latin based, using a full band with bongos and Latin guitar. They fuse this music with other world styles and have a strong focus on conscience hip-hop on a lot of the big tunes. The album starts with Believe' which has a strong Middle Eastern feel and an uplifting nature. There's your more typical Latin numbers for that salsa dance and party party'

Ozomatli - Street Signs' Album review

atmosphere. Most of the band can sing which is executed excellently with great rhyming skills by the MC's, all positive in content. If you like Jurassic 5 you'll like this Latin version on some songs. Saturday Night' particularly stood out to me. It has a blues-rock riff on the guitar with a very funky rhythm, dangerous mcing and total head bopping potential. Street Signs' is a missing link and a stab in the direction of where some new hip-hop can go.

Street Signs' is another uplifting album form Ozomatli. Still staying true to their sound they have produced similar tracks that will delight fans. A diverse mix of songs, that all have a strong rhythm originating from those Latin lands.

Tareck Ghoneim

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