World Reggae Ambassadors
Welcome To The Wild World of Watusi !
Caribbean REGGAE, Soca, Calypso, Zouk, Jawaiian, LATIN Samba, Salsa, AFRIKAN Soukous, Highlife, Mbalax, Juju, Afrobeat, Jazz, Funk
World Beat Reggae
WATUSI is the original, tropikal "World Beat Reggae" band in the USA, with players from around the world and based in Dallas,Texas.
Watusi is the premier artist on World Beatnik Records,
and a Texas musical legend, respected and played worldwide, winners of numerous Reggae and World Music Awards including 2016, 2014, 2012, 2010 and 2009 Texas Music Awards for Reggae and... nominated for the Roots Music Association "Reggae Artist of the Year" 2009
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seed from Jamaica, sewn by the great, original Wailer, Peter Tosh, was planted
with Jimi Watusi 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 and dancehall Reggae and Worldbeat music across America, from the Caribbean to Hawaii, Brasil, Costa Rica, Cuba, Colombia, Afrika, Asia, Europe and around the world!
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is an original, charter
member of Reggae Ambassadors Worldwide (R.A.W.) and
one of the premier and most established REGGAE bands in America, one of the original pioneers of "worldbeat" music. Watusi is a tribe of 10 world musicians, coming from the Caribbean, U.S.A. and Africa, joining kulcha, life and music together in a true Rasta spirit of international unity, with a "One World, One Love" message and vibe.
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celebrates 33 years of Watusi
and the release of their latest CD, "JAM",
on World Beatnik Records, has taken the band and their "Worldbeat"
mix of music worldwide. Touring Costa RIca, Central America, Colombia, Brasil,
Panama, and the first American Worldbeat group in CUBA ! 2017 takes Watusi on
its first tour of Afrika !
The CD is the 6th release by Watusi and shows great, versatile musicianship, respect for the roots, the "word, sound, power", positive message and a true diversity of styles:
REGGAE - Roots to dancehall, soca, zouk, Afrikan JuJu, Highlife, soukous, Afro-beat, salsa, samba, meringue, jazz, funk, gospel & Jazz, all mixed inna true
World Beatnik stylee with a "One Love" vibe.
Runner" cd has gained airplay
worldwide in 106 countries so far, reaching new fans around the globe. Big ups to all the fans and DJ's out there for all the years of love and support! The reviews and a great, international response have been outstanding and always positive! After touring with the Bob Marley Festival Tour & other top Reggae and world music festivals,
Watusi is now planning a very special Spring 2017 tour thru the Caribbean and Central America, then the first tour of Afrika, promoting the new CD to essentials markets, and growing the worldbeat experience...everytime!!!
has a worldwide respect and has performed
with virtually every major reggae act, including:
Ziggy Marley, Damian Marley, Stephen Marley, Kymani Marley, the Wailers, UB40, Steel Pulse, Black Uhuru, Michael Rose, Don Carlos, Burning Spear, Ras Michael, Aswad, Morgan Heritage,Third World, Inner Circle, the Itals, Meditations, Marcia Griffiths, Glenn Washington, Charlie Chaplin, Eeek A Mouse, King Sunny Ade,
Sonny Okosuns, Chief Twins 77, Victor Essiet, Neville Brothers, Big Mountain, Junior Reid, Duckie Simpson, Frankie Paul, New Kingston, Spragga Benz,... and many more.
has been featured on national and international tours, festivals,TV, satellite,
Showtime, HBO, CBS, ABC, NBC, PBS, cable, radio and in the top Reggae/ WorldBeat
publications around the world.
The "Skankin Horns" puts the total number of players at 10
and it's a world class jam! Big up!
WATUSI CONCERT CALENDAR
on Facebook: www.facebook.com/watusiworldbeat
One World - One God - One Aim - One Destiny
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"One World Generation"
"Zouk Me Up"
One World of Music
Celebrates a world of music, kulcha and diversity, with a positive world view, the oneness of all people, thru world riddims, music, dance, awareness and... alot of fun!!
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Peace, Oneness, Pura vida...