New CD Release: Ozokidz by Ozomatli

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After singing about immigration, gang violence, and gay vatosin love (an actual song title), the homegrown bilingual funk rockers confront their toughest subjects yet: spelling, balloons, astronomy, and skateboards. Yes, Ozomatli has dropped a children’s album (Hornbow/Megaforce/RED, $15) but one that features its trademark synthesis of genres like salsa, reggae, and hip-hop. A ska beat propels “Germs,” while “Like It’s Your Birthday” recalls a Taio Cruz chart topper. 

Ozokidz is available today.