Since 1995, Ozomatli have recorded and traveled far from their Los Angeles base to fulfill their mission as culture-mashers and music crusaders. Ozomatli's music - an artful collision of hip hop and salsa, dancehall and cumbia, samba and funk, merengue and comparsa, East LA R&B and New Orleans second line, Jamaican ragga and Indian raga - has long followed a key mantra: it will take you around the world by taking you around L.A. In their time together, Ozomatli have made the transition from hometown heroes to official U.S. State Department Cultural Ambassadors; they have also managed to snap up a couple of Grammy awards along the way.
Naia Kete Biography
Naia's music is a personal/political soul-trip, as grounded and articulate as it is emotive. "Crazy Glue," a jazzy and soulful pop track, shows off this blossoming young visionary's unique vocal tone and feel for flowing rhythms. Her songs would fit right alongside a radio playlist of Adele's "Chasing Pavements," Jason Mraz's "I'm Yours" and John Legend's "Ordinary People."
Writing with some of today's top songwriters, including Olivier Leiber, Shelly Fairchild, John Forte, and many others has only built upon Naia's moving and eloquent musical style. Now living in Los Angeles, this 21 year-old from western Massachusetts is breaking into what appears to be a very promising future.