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by Universal Language

The debut studio release from UL brings high energy World Groove to move your mind body and soul. This soul stirring album has been compared to releases by Ozomatli, Zap Mama, Sergento Garcia, Spearhead and Manu Chao yet remains refreshingly original.
Genre: World: World Fusion
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1. MindBodySoul
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2. Sabor
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3. Break Free
3:32 $0.99
4. Funkedub
3:18 $0.99
5. Eli
2:35 $0.99
6. Adelante
3:28 $0.99
7. Revolución
5:40 $0.99
8. Cuidado
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9. Baila
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10. Mama
5:12 $0.99
11. Kol
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12. Colorblind
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Album Notes
Moshé Vilozny-vocals, spanish guitar, cuban tres
David \"el pacha\" Alvarez-congas, cajon, percussion, vocals
Ethan Sanchez-electric and acoustic basses
Renzo Staiano-electric and spanish guitars, cuban tres, charango
Gianni Staiano-piano, organ, percussion
Nate-Frederick-drumset, percussion
Jon Cavanaugh-trumpet, vocals
Joel Ford-tenor and soprano saxophones
RADIO ACTIVE(from spearhead)-freestyle and vocal percussion on tacks 1,7,11 & 12
Salif Koné-djembe and vocals on track 10
Marcel Menard- Pandeiro and shaker on track 11

Universal Language is a musical melting pot fusing Latin and world grooves to create infectious high energy dance music. With strong roots in Mexico, Israel, Cuba, Italy and California, UL has united realizing a pancultural vision of unity through music. Their driving dance oriented grooves have been compared to Latin fusion bands such as Ozomatli and Orishas, yet they bring a style and sound that is all their own. Positive lyrics, blistering latin percussion, Cuban tres, double bass, Andean Charango and Spanish guitar are some of the ingredients used to create a rich cultural landscape that gives their music an energy that always leaves the crowd inspired. UL has shared the stage with Ozomatli, Spearhead, Blackalicious, Vinyl, Steve Kimock, Mickey Hart.....

¡Revolucion! Is UL\'s debut studio album, teaming the all-star band up with members of Spearhead and Sambada. It was released on January 15th of 2005, and the record is already recieving airplay on KZSC, KPIG, KUSP, and KKUP in California as well as international airplay in Mexico, Cuba and Israel. The last track on the album, Colorblind, is sung in Hebrew and Arabic bringing a message of Unity and hope to the Middle-East. The title track features phenomenal beatboxing and vocals by Spearhead\'s own Radio Active and samples from sub-comandante Marcos, leader of the Zapatista movement. This is music with a message to move you mind body and soul.

Trilingual vocalist and stringed instrumentalist Moshe, leads the group with original and inspiring music. He has appeared on stage with numerous performers such as Bobby Mcferrin, KRS-1 and Radioactive (of Spearhead). The bands revolutionary percussionist Pacha, from Chiapas, pours out heartfelt rhythms and vocals that transport audiences into new dimensions. Catch him in the U.S. while you can! He has appeared on stage with Manu Chao and CaféTacuba, and has toured extensively with Sista Monica. Brothers Renzo and Gianni are both graduates of Berklee College of Music; Renzo performs professionally with a variety of stringed instruments including, six-, seven- and eight-string electric guitars, Spanish acoustic guitar, the Cuban tres, the Spanish six-string requinto, and the pan-andean charango. Ethan plays the upright bass giving the group a truly unique sound. His versatility will bring you from a classical bow style into a funk groove in no time. From Tuvan throat singing to soprano saxophone, Joel definately explores and pushes all realms of music. As a composer he has earned himself a number of prestigious awards and his sizzling improvisational solos are not to be missed. Jon spices things up on trumpet tearing through tunes with melodic explosions of sweetly placed phrases and tasteful interludes. Nate\'s stylistic diversity keeps the group grounded from rhumba to reggae. As one of the Bay Area\'s most demanded live, and studio drummers, Nate never misses a beat.

CONTACT: Moshe (831) 421-2791 realmoshe@yahoo.com
128 Franklin St. Santa Cruz, CA 95060



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Es la boa!
Universal Language is one of the best things that ever happened to Santa Cruz. Hearfelt lyrics, amazing musicians..and a great dance party! This album rocks...way harder than I expected!

Acoustic Soul

World Music For World Peace
This is music from the heart. Listen, and you will understand..please record another album...we want more from this talented group!


where's the rest?
i love this band, live and on CD....it's happiness on a disk. the only thing that gets me everytime is that i'm left craving more...


If this album doesn't move you then you must be dead!
This album is a must for anyone who loves world music and wants to hear it taken to the next level. I am completely blown away by the sound quality of this album and the intensity of the performance...and they are even better live! Viva la revolución!

cecilia urbina

esta poca madre, es un ritmo muy contagioso a huevo que mueves las caderas estos ritmos te hacen bailar... felicidades david. te quiere un chingo¡¡ la cecy de xalapita.


kickin latin fusion
Me encanta este cd. It is good to here some socially and politically conscious music that you can shake your ass to. I love the fact that it is in spanish and english.


Original, inspiring and uplifting. This album never leaves my cd player.
This album really blew me away. I can't believe these guys did this album totally independent. It sounds so sweet and really bumps on a good sound system.

El Jefe

That's what I'm talkin' bout! Body rockin eardrum medicine.
Santa Cruz is blessed with good surf, amazing redwood trees, beautiful women....and Universal Language. I saw these guys play at the Catalyst with Radio Active and had to have the cd. I am stoked on it! I don't usually spend money on cd's with all the downloading technology nowadays but this album is a keeper. The artwork alone is worth the price of the album. It's not at all chincy and lyrics, photos and artwork abound to give you eye and ear candy.


Smokin' beats and concious lyrics.
 A mi me encanta
I love this music. They have something that everyone can relate to. The best part for me is the message. It's about time someone dropped some Unity vibes on the Middle-East. It's cool to shake your booty and feel good about what the lyrics are saying.

Pete Biggam

Preety much the sweetest thing ever!
One of those cds you can enjoy at anytime, anywhere in the world.....
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