Ozomatli with AfroZep

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In a Nutshell

Revered LA group mashes together international sounds to create Latin-influenced rock; AfroZep mixes Zeppelin songs with African rhythms

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Jul 26, 2013. Limit 4 per person. Redeem starting 7/26 for a ticket at venue box office. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at House of Blues Chicago. Refundable only on day of purchase. Discount reflects Live Nation's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Doors open 1 hour before showtime. For ADA accommodations, call box office promptly upon receipt of voucher - availability is limited. Must be 17 or older. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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The Deal

  • $12 for one ticket to see Ozomatli with Afrozep (up to a $35.05 value)
  • When: Friday, July 26, at 8 p.m.
  • Where: House of Blues Chicago
  • Section: general-admission
  • Door time: 7 p.m.
  • Ticket values include all fees.
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**Ozomatli performing "Cumbia de los Muertos" live**

Ozomatli is known for their connection and commitment to their native LA, but that doesn't stop them from spreading worldly jams. They've served as U.S. Cultural Ambassadors at the invitation of the State Department, playing free concerts throughout Asia, Africa, South America, and the Middle East, including a historic concert for 14,000 in Nepal. And their brand of Latin-tinged, high-energy rock has earned them other honors as well: Grammys in 2002 and 2005, both for best Latin-rock/alternative album, as well as praise from [Spin magazine](http://www.spin.com/articles/8-best-moments-mile-high-fest) for including audience members in their live performances. Recently, the band also broke the musical barrier at TEDxSF, by giving the conference's first musical talk and really, really impressing Ted. But behind all the honors is Ozomatli's music: a frenetic blend of rock, hip-hop, salsa, funk, and cumbia that gets feet moving and hips swiveling.

####AfroZep "AfroZep’s collision of Zeppelin and African pop," wrote the [Chicago Reader](http://gr.pn/12gd20q) when naming the group the best Led Zeppelin cover band of 2010, "...is more than just a novelty. Their hybrid sound is like a highly listenable thought experiment." The hypothesis they're testing? That Zeppelin's bluesy roots would dovetail nicely with a Fela Kuti rhythm section or licks inspired by Tinariwen or Thomas Mapfumo. If the unbridled dancing of their audiences is any indicator, the band's members are brilliant musical scientists. Traditional African drumming fills the spaces in stripped down covers of classic Zep tunes, and straightforward takes on others get a boost from athletic, original grooves.

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