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Ozomatli Brings Video Contest to the People

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Los Angeles' own multicultural alternative rock collective Ozomatli recently held a video contest inviting fans to create their own video for "City of Angels." The band offered live video footage and an MP3 of the song on their Web site, then basically told their fan base to go wild.

The band selected their top three videos -- congrats to Matthew Johnston, Micaela Torrez and Richard Lopez -- and now it's up to fans to vote for the winner. The winning video will be announced and screened at a symposium on March 27 at USC. Hosted by Josh Kun, director of the Popular Music Project at the Norman Lear Center, the screening will be followed by a panel discussion with Ozomatli about their history, their music's relationship to Los Angeles' neighborhoods, their political and social activism and new ideas of community in the digital age.

All three videos are after the jump, and you can go to Ozomatli's Web site to vote for your fave.

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1. Richard Lopez

2. Micaela Torrez

3. Matthew Johnston