Punctual Los Lonely Boys fans might be taken aback when they realize that the wailing Latin-Middle Eastern jamming, klezmer-tinged (or at least clarinet-driven) rap breakdowns and straight-up funk aren’t part of a taped preshow mix. Instead, what they’re hearing is Ozomatli, a multiethnic band from Los Angeles that crushes musical boundaries like cloves in a garlic press. With a killer horn section, an arsenal of percussion and a love of every musical form out there (anyone up for a little batucada?), Ozomatli should win an army of converts.

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