Ulises Bella is one of the founding members of multi Grammy award winning band Ozomatli. “Uli” grew up in South East Los Angeles, CA. Uli developed a passion for music at a young age and went to the LA High School of the Arts. Subsequently Uli spent some time in college and playing in punk bands. Later he met the now founders and members of Ozomatli. Uli dropped out of college and pursued his dream of becoming a full time musician and spent many years traveling over fifty plus countries and becoming a cultural ambassador in the process. Ozomatli received two Grammy Awards for Best Latin Rock/Alternative Albums “Street Signs” and “Embrace the Chaos”. Ozomatli has celebrated their 25th anniversary and just released their new album “Marching On”. Uli considers himself a forever student and it shows being a multi instrumentalist and a Gracie Jiu Jitsu black belt who started Ghetto Dojo JJ Club.
Growing up/living in Los Angeles and combined with his travels, Uli drops the largest range of restaurants on this podcast to date. From meeting and having delicious food prepared by Chef Jose Andres, Kathmandu, roasted sheep's head, getting food poisoning, LA Mexican & Japanese food and so so much more.
Special thanks to Uli because he produced the music and beats you hear during all the podcasts!
New album out now! “Marching On” on Vinyl, CD and Digital
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