Two Exciting Bands Team Up For A Night Of Positive, Powerful Music

Two Exciting Bands Team Up For A Night Of Positive, Powerful MusicLatin rock and hip-hop band Ozomatli has kept audiences dancing and jumping from Alaska to Myanmar. Now they're returning with all-female mariachi band Flor de Toloache for a feel-good music concert.

Ozomatli (Oh-zo-MAHT-lee) is no stranger to Alaska - the exuberant SoCal globetrotters have headlined festivals near and far. For more than 20 years, the Grammy-winning "party band with a brain" has captivated audiences with live shows blending funk, hip-hop, and other styles with Latino flair.

Joining the party is all-female mariachi band Flor de Toloache (toe-lo-AH-chay), who recently toured with indie rock supergroup The Arcs. Named after the legendary flower used as a love potion, the Grammy winners cast a spell over audiences with their soaring vocals and gorgeous harmonies. As Rolling Stone says, "you'll never think of mariachi as tame tableside entertainment again."

Flor de Toloache is also connecting with local communities across Anchorage to celebrate Latinx culture through dialogue, music, and food. Flor de Toloache will also perform for students at Colony High School.

Ozomatli and Flor de Toloache Concert

7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, Atwood Concert Hall

Could this Latin-fusion double bill be more perfect? No, it could not. Both bands keep fans on their toes and the world dancing. ¡Viva la fiesta! Enjoy a free pre-show talk from 6:30 to 7 p.m. in the theater hosted by Gabriela Olmos and Mariache Agave Azul and a free pre-show party from 6 to 7:15 p.m. in the Atwood Concert Hall balcony lobby. Presented by the Anchorage Concert Association. Tickets available at CenterTix box office (263-ARTS) and anchorageconcerts.org.

Community Events with Flor de Toloache

Fireside Chat with Flor de Toloache

5-6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, UAA Student Union Den

Performance and Q&A, hosted by UAA's Latino Student Union. Free

Librería Donceles

7:30-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, Downtown Transit Center

Performance and conversation with Flor de Toloache and Alaska's mariachi band Mariachi Agave Azul in Anchorage Museum's installation of Librería Donceles, a traveling Spanish-language bookstore. Free

La Bienvenida con Flor de Toloache

7-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, Out North Contemporary Art House

A community festival celebrating Hispanic heritage with food, art and a special performance. Free with wine and beer available for purchase to benefit Out North.

ANCHORAGE CONCERT ASSOCIATION

The Anchorage Concert Association is the largest arts and entertainment presenter in Alaska. With a mission to inspire and enhance community through the performing arts, the Anchorage Concert Association presents internationally acclaimed artists from the entire spectrum of the performing arts. Learn more at anchorageconcerts.org.

Anchorage Concert Association Upcoming Shows

  • Ozomatli and Flor de Toloache, Sept. 29, 2018, Atwood Concert Hall
  • ALAXSXA | ALASKA, Oct. 5 and 6, 2018, Sydney Laurence Theatre
  • The Sweet Remains, Oct. 5, 2018, Discovery Theatre
  • Vusi Mahlasela, Oct. 12, 2018, Discovery Theatre
  • Tig Notaro, Oct. 13, 2018, Discovery Theatre

See full season list.

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