universal-language-band-1.jpgInclude page photorequest

Latin, Latin Fusion, World Groove
Band Members
Moshe Vilozny-Vocals, Spanish Guitar, Cuban Tres
David "Pacha" Alvarez-Congas, Cajon, Percusiion, 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 Saxaphones
Matt Davis-Trumbone
Contact Info

Description Founded by Moshe Vilozny in 2002, Universal Language is a musical melting pot fusing Latin and world grooves to create infectious high energy dance music. With strong roots in California, Mexico, Israel & Italy, 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, yet they bring a style and sound that is all their own. Positive lyrics in English, Spanish & Hebrew, 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 the music an energy that always leaves the crowd inspired. 

Live Shows

  • August 2005 - Main Stage Reggae On The River with special guest Michael Franti
  • November 21, 2007 Pre-Thanksgiving dance party w/members at Moe's Alley


  • Revolucion! (CD)

Related Links:

This entry is a seed - a starting point for writing a full entry. You can help the Santa Cruz Wiki by expanding it! Simply click on the "Edit" button.