Concerts & Clubs

Concerts & Clubs
Probably the only time you will ever catch them standing still.
Image: Courtesy Ozomatli

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Concerts & Clubs / Holiday shopping getting you down? Bills piling up? Need some smiles? This just might be the remedy. Uncle Tom Moffat is bringing the Los Angeles multi-genre and multi-cultural troop Ozomatli back to Hawaii. If their high energy performance doesn’t get you dancing, or, at least, smiling a little bit, then I just don’t know what will. The Grammy Award-winning funk salsa jazz reggae rap hip hop ten-piece act will kick off the holiday season smorgasbord with one of the most hyped shows known to man. Anybody who has seen Ozomatli perform knows it’s all about good vibes and Latin influenced hip-shaking. Over fifteen years performing together has solidified their live show as one of the greatest nights out ever. You will be in the Republik, but it will feel like you’re at one of those pop-up street parties in the back streets of Los Angeles where the whole family comes outside to dance dance dance. “When we play live, from the first note to the last, it’s a lot of high energy and movement. It’s a good time,” says percussionist Jiro Yamaguchi. Shows like this are just further proof that multi-genre music (and the Republik) is a hit across the board.

The Republik, 1349 Kapiolani Blvd., Sat., 12/1, 7:30pm, $25, [jointherepublik.com], all ages