WATUSI is the premier "REGGAE / WORLDBEAT" band from Texas and one of the original pioneers of the genre. Watusi is an eclectic tribe of 10 world musicians, coming from the Caribbean, Afrika and the USA, joining positive vibes and music together in a true Rasta spirit of international unity, with a "One World, One God, One Love" message and a world of rhythms.
WATUSI is the original group on World Beatnik Records, for over 30 years a Texas reggae/worldbeat legend, they have become respected worldwide, with international tours and radio airplay in 107 countries... winning numerous Reggae and World Music Awards along the way.
Watusi has released 7 albums and the latest, "JAM", is a mix of diverse riddims and conscious lyrics reflecting a global experience and flow of One you you.
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, Everton Blender, Busy Signal, 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 Bangkok to Bali, Hawaii to Hong Kong Costa Rica to Colombia, Jamaica to Cuba, Senegal to Ghana.
Watusi was the first American reggae group to tour Costa Rica in 2013, Brasil for Carnival 2014, Colombia for Carnival in 2015, Cuba in 2016, West Afrika in 2017, and just returned from a 5 month tour of Asia in 2018 - 2019, playing shows in Hawaii, Thailand, Laos, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Bali, Indonesia!! 2019 celebrates 36 years of Watusi with their very first European tour to Germany, The Netherlands, Spain, Belgium, Italy and France, and the amazing Rototom Sunsplash Festival, largest in the world!
Now back to Costa Rica for winter tour and to record a new CD, Pura Vida ! (Pure Life)
2020 will be the massive
TAKE ME HOME festival/tour to Ghana in Feb., then again in April, the Watusi Back to Afrika tour with concerts in Senegal, Gambia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Ethiopia to South Africa.
For now, it's a beautiful vibe in Rasta Rica with a One Love vibe...everytime!!!
Aloha, Selah…pura vida!