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Ozomatli Returns to Kona Brewing Company

October 7, 2014, 4:26 PM HST
* Updated September 8, 6:37 PM
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Kona Brewing Company will play host to a pre-Halloween bash featuring Ozomatli on Oct. 25 at its Brewhouse Oasis.

The highly acclaimed band features a wide variety of music culture including rock, funk, reggae, rap, cumbia, meringue, salsa, hip-hop and a mix of just about everything else.

The band’s most recent album, “A Place in the Sun,” combines heavy garage rock and hip-hop with Perez Prado mambo. Collaborations with Eurythmics’ guitarist Dave Stewart and Xandy Barry of Wax Ltd. are also featured on the record.

The Grammy winning band’s roots formed in Los Angeles, Calif. in the mid 1990’s. In 2001, the band won their first Grammy for Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album for their record, “Embrace the Chaos”.

It didn’t end there. In 2004, Ozomatli won again in the same category for their album “Street Signs.” That album also won the Latin Grammy for “Mejor Album de Musica Alternativa” in 2005.

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The band has collaborated with many famous acts, including touring with Santana in 1998.

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The band will be playing at the Kona Brewing Company’s Brewhouse Oasis, which is tucked between the buildings of the Kona Brewing Company’s Brewery Block. This is the second time the group will perform at this location.

Ozomatli first performed on the Big Island in 2005 at the Kona Brewing Company and later returned in 2009 for show at the Sheraton Kona Resort.

“Bands love our laid back vibe and like with Ozomatli, we’ve had lots of repeat performances. It’s a part of life for us here in Kona – talking story with friends and family, seeing live music. The energy that Ozomatli and L.T. Smooth bring will really rock the house,” said Mattson Davis, Kona Brewing Company’s Hawaii Restaurant and Retail Managing Director.

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The gates will open at 6 p.m., with Hawaiian slack key guitarist L.T. Smooth opening the show at 6:30 p.m.

General admission tickets cost $39 and are available for purchase at Soundwave Music and Kona Brewing Company’s Brew Pub at the Retail and Growler Shack, as well as online.

In addition to energetic live music, the evening will feature a free photo booth and a Halloween costume contest with a $1,000 cash prize.

 

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