Ozomatli Presents OzoKidz
Released: Sep 2012
Ah, the inevitable "I'm a rock star who had kids, but I'm still hip" kids album. Luckily, Ozomatli is uber-hip. Even better? Their music has always been a bouncy, high-energy affair, so the transition is fairly seamless (see "Exercise," which could be almost any Ozo merengue). OzoKids ranges from the instructional to the silly. But in true Ozo fashion, "Germs" is set to a rock-steady groove, "Moose on the Loose" goes Gypsy-hop, and there's a rapturous ode to skateboarding. The only odd thing in this era of Dora is that this typically bilingual band included almost no Spanish lyrics.