We're grooving on Ozomatli's rockin' new album for kids
Eighteen years of rocking out plus a Grammy win thrown in for good measure, makes Ozomatli a band for the ages. Yet as big as they've become, the band still rocks a happy home-grown vibe. And their latest venture is a kids' album every bit as awesome as fans like me might expect.
The sound of Ozomatli
is infectiously fun, especially in the new album, OzoKidz
. It's a great way to introduce kids to songs that don't fit into a
conventional genre. The Skateboard
song, one of my favorite tracks, feels like a punk rock anthem in the style of The
Ramones; although Moose
on the Loose
is easily a close second. And I think it's rad that they mix Spanish and English lyrics in a
natural, unforced way.
I was lucky
enough to catch a live show of theirs when they were testing out their
kids' material. The crowd was loving it, clapping and bouncing along--so I'm thrilled to learn the same comes through in the album. Except for the part where someone was wearing a Lucha Libre mask on
stage, with the Chicken Dance thrown in for good
measure. For that, you'll have to see a live concert yourself. -Eva
OzoKidz is available from our affiliate Amazon. Or find it at a local record store and you will get a box of cool chalk and the chance to enter an art contest.
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