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WATUSI is the premier original “REGGAE / WORLDBEAT” band from Texas and one of the pioneers of the genre in the USA and the world. Watusi is a tribe of 10 world musicians, coming from the Caribbean, Afrika and the USA, joining positive music, kulcha, lyrics and life together in a true Rasta spirit of international unity, with a “One World, One God, One Love” message and a world of rhythm.
WATUSI is the original group on World Beatnik Records, for over 30 years a Texas reggae legend, and worldbeat pioneer since the early 80’s and since have become respected and played worldwide. Winners of numerous Reggae and World Music Awards including many Dallas Music Awards for Reggae and nominated for the Roots Music Association “Reggae Artist of the Year”. Watusi is a charter member of Reggae Ambassadors Worldwide (R.A.W.) and has toured and shared the stage internationally with virtually all the top artists in Reggae and Worldbeat music, including the Wailers, Steel Pulse, Morgan Heritage, Ziggy Marley, Stephen Marley, Kymani Marley, Burning Spear, Third World, Inner Circle, Black Uhuru, UB40, Mighty Diamonds, Marcia Griffiths, Michael Rose, Don Carlos, Franky Paul, Eek a Mouse, Charlie Chaplin, Big Youth, Yellowman, King Sunny Ade, Sonny Okosuns, the Itals, Afroman, Culture, Meditations, Half Pint, Glen Washington, Neville Brothers, Big Mountain, Ras Michael, Chief Twins 77, O.J. Ekemode, Fishbone, Jimmy Buffett & Reggae Sunsplash U.S. Tour.
A seed from Jamaica, sown by the great Wailer Peter Tosh, was planted in Dallas in 1976, raised in Jamaica in 1981, became Watusi in 1983 and has grown and spread this band and their unique blend of roots Reggae, soca, Afrikan, dancehall and Worldbeat music across America, performing and headlining festivals around the world, from Costa Rica to Brasil, Hawaii, to Jamaica and Cuba to Colombia… and just back from their first tour of Afrika, from Dakar, Senegal to Accra, Ghana…the first American reggae group to tour Afrika…spreading their music around the world! This winter Watusi rocked the Keys and all Florida for first time and found a new winter spot !!
2017 celebrates 34 years of Watusi and the release of their latest CD, “JAM”, on World Beatnik Records, has taken their music worldwide to all the Americas, Afrika, Asia and Europe. The CD is the 6th release by Watusi and shows great, versatile musicianship and a true diversity of styles and rhythms: REGGAE – Roots to dancehall, soca, zouk, Afrikan JuJu, Highlife, soukous, Afro-beat, salsa, samba, jazz, funk, gospel, all mixed inna true World Beatnik stylee.
Watusi’s “Cool Runner” cd gained airplay worldwide in 106 countries, putting Watusi on the map and reaching new fans and markets around the globe inna One World spirit.
The international response has been outstanding and always positive!
2017 had WATUSI touring West Afrika, from Senegal to Ghana, Central America from Costa Rica to Panama, South America from Colombia to Brasil…Caribbean to Jamaica and Cuba and spring break in Playa del Carmen, Tulum and Cancun, Mexico ! Watusi is one of the first American reggae groups to ever perform in CUBA with the Havana Nacional Festival del Tambors! 2015 toured and played Carnival in Brasil in Rio, amazing Salvador, Bahia, and Arembepe!
Asia Tour in Oct. 2018! All promoting the new CD to essential reggae mar
kets… with a One Love vibe…everytime!!!
Place: The Overstay on Charansanitwong road
Date: Wed 21 Nov 2018
Time: Start 9 PM
Support Artist: 200 THB
Call: 02-8834836, 0647234975