Competition – Win Tickets to the Ozomatli – Whelans – 20/08/18
We have three pairs of tickets to give away to three lucky winner for the Ozomatli at Whelans on the 20/0/8/18.
To be in with a chance of winning, tell us when they last played Dublin? (Hint – See below)
Email your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org, mark the subject line of the mail Ozomtli and include your name and phone number. All entrants must be over 18 and tickets are non-transferable. One entry per person only. Closing date for entries is Monday the 20th of August at 11am. There is a further chance to win on our Facebook page, just say in the comments section who you’d like to bring!
Ozomatli have announced their first Irish show since their famous show in Dublin in 2004. Ozomatli are celebrating the 20th anniversary of their self titled debut album with a worldwide tour. Having performed in 54 countries, the three time Grammy Award winners are bringing their anniversary tour to Whelans, Dublin on 20th August coinciding with the remastered release of their 1998 debut album. Jurassic 5’s Chali 2Na is touring with Ozomatli and performing on some tracks in what will be their first shows together in years.
Their debut album Ozomatli was released on June 16, 1998 on Almo Sounds. The album reached mainstream success following an appearance on the late night talk show “Vibe!” Featuring MC Chali 2na, turntablist Cut Chemist, drummer William Marrufo, and saxophone player Jose Espinoza. The album reached No. 7 on the Billboard Latin Albums chart (71 weeks) and No. 4 on the Billboard Latin Pop Albums chart (50 weeks). Two singles released from the album were “Cut Chemist Suite”, featured on Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3, and “Super Bowl Sundae”. Ozomatli also made an appearance on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart, peaking at number 25.
Ozomatli’s latest recording is an album of classic and contemporary Mexican hits reimagined with a Jamaican feel. Titled Nonstop: Mexico → Jamaica, it pays homage to the music that many of the band members grew up listening to, inspiring them to reconnect and reinterpret songs that defined their youth. Produced by drum & bass reggae legends, Sly & Robbie (Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, Peter Tosh, Jimmy Cliff, Madonna, No Doubt) and featuring various high profile guest vocalists, the album reflects the bands multi-genre influences as well as their travels around the world.