Watusi

Reggae Music For The World

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Welcome to the Wild World of WATUSI. Dallas’ Reggae Ambassadors!

WATUSI is the HOT, tropical “REGGAE/World Beat” band in Texas! A seed from Jamaica, planted in Dallas in 1982, has thrived and spread this band and their music across America, from the Caribbean to Hawaii and around the world! Charter members of Reggae Ambassadors Worldwide (R.A.W.) and one of the premier and most established REGGAE bands in America, they are world musicians coming from the Caribbean, USA, and Africa. They join cultures and music together in a spirit of international unity, with a “One World “ message and rhythm-World Beat!

The Players of Instruments

JIMI WATUSI
Dallas, TX
Vocals, Keyboards, Percussion, Piano, Hammond B-3, Mallets, Music, Lyrics.

“BONGO” CARTHEN
Trinidad, Caribbean
Percussion, Vocals, Harmonica

"LIRIX”
St. Croix, Virgin Islands
Reggae Dance hall, D.J., Percussion

RAGGA “D”
Jamaica
Vocals, D.J., Percussion

RAS KUMBA
St. Kitts, Caribbean
Bass, Vocals

ANDY CHILES
Laguna Beach, California
Guitar, Vocals

GARY WOOTEN
Dallas, Texas
Saxes, Kazoo

LYN BARNETT
Gambia, West Africa
Percussion, African Drums

LEE “SAXA” MITCHELL
Birmingham, Alabama
Saxes, Flutes

IRATrumpet, Vocals

JAH SON FARI
Miami, Florida
Drums

SISTA ANA MALIE
Waipahu, Hawaii
Percussion, HULA, Chants

WATUSI are winners of numerous Dallas Music Awards for Reggae, and first call “island” party band, they’ve recently been featured on national and international TV, cable, radio and in the top Reggae and World Beat publications. The “Skankin’ Horns” and steel drums puts the total number of players at 10 and they jam!! As a special attraction, the beautiful and exciting Wahine U’i Polynesian dancers perform with the band upon request, featuring authentic Hawaiian & Caribbean dancing! With these hot rhythms, an international cast of great players, soulful harmonies and a Hot stage show, you’ve got the party band with the best of all worlds and a tropical vibe for dancing the night away. Catch a vibe!!!

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