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Odd couple: Ozomatli & Bush White House?

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Ozomatli: Lookin’ to chance our image abroad

Ozomatli, the anti-war, L.A.-based Latino rock band, has formed an odd partnership with the Bush administration’s State Department, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The Department, along with a smattering of corporate sponsors, has commissioned the group to perform at concerts in the Middle East.

Saxophonist Ulises Bella called the collaboration a “cry for change all around.”

“Our world standing has deteriorated,” Bella said just before a concert for Egyptian orphans at a Cairo park. “I’m totally willing and wanting to give a different image of America than America has given over the last five years.”

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