Singing in Tongues
Universal Language makes that happen.
Thursday, June 10, 2004
There are few band names that aptly describe the type of music played by their members. Some notable exceptions to this rule include Rage Against the Machine, Funkadelic and the Santa Cruz world music group Universal Language.
With band members from Mexico, Israel and the United States, this seven-piece group plays a mix of salsa, funk, hip-hop, reggae and African music. On “Colorblind,” vocalist Moshe Vilozny sings and raps lyrics about world unity in English, Hebrew and Arabic. During “Revolucion,” Vilozny slyly dedicates the song to George W. over a funky groove that recalls Spearhead.
Since their first show at Aptos’ Mediterranean Club this past October, the group has played the Kuumbwa Jazz Center and a show at The Catalyst with popular Latin dance band SambaDa.
Universal Language plays Fernwood, located 25 miles south of Carmel on Highway 1 in Big Sur, Friday at 9pm. No cover. 667-2422.