Watussi & CC the Cat THIS FRIDAY!!!!! Internationally renowned columbian latin roots rock MASSIVE Watussi are going to be in the house... Not to mention local legends CC the Cat... and the best organic food on the Coast.. all in the most vibin' place this side of anywhere!! $10 (bargain!!) doors from 8pm
Mandala Organic Arts is PROUND to present one of the most epic evenings of live music on offer anywhere on the Coast.. 8 piece Colombian roots rock MASSIVE Watussi will be hitting town to put on one of their world renowned live shows that has shaken the ground of many a festival dance floor and sold out COUNTLESS shows around the country having rubbed shoulders with the likes of Carlos Santana, Seun Kuti, Lee “Scratch” Perry and Brian Eno... Supported by local rock reggae funksters CC the Cat this night is
going to be one not to miss... $10 Music Doors 8pm
Founded in 2005, Watussi are an eight-piece Afrocolombian Rock and Roots outfit coming out of Bondi Beach, Sydney. They blend the musical heritage of native Colombian lead singer Oscar Jimenez with the unique energy of the Australian live music scene.
In 2008 Watussi were nominated for an ARIA award for their debut album, “Tequila Sangre y Fuego”, which achieved critical acclaim both in Australia and overseas. So much so that when the album fell into the hands of legendary producer and former member of Roxy Music, Brian Eno, he personally selected the band for his curation of the inaugural Luminous Festival at Sydney Opera House in 2009, where the band played alongside acts such as Seun Kuti, Lee “Scratch” Perry, Battles, Ladytron and The Necks.
As well as being regular fixtures in the Australian music scene, Watussi have toured extensively on an international scale. They toured to Japan and Korea three times in 12 months during 2008/09, where they played at major cultural events including the Ulsan World Music Festival (South Korea) and the Horie Music Festival (Japan.) In the lead up to their latest Japan tour in October of 2009, Watussi’s “Echale Fuego” held the No. 1 spot on Osaka’s preeminent world music station FM Cocolo for two weeks.
2010 saw Watussi complete their first South American tour with great success; the band were invited to play at the celebrated 4-yearly Festival Iberoamericano de Teatro in Bogota, Colombia, where they were the first Australian act ever to perform. After a fantastic reception in areas throughout Peru and Colombia, Watussi are soon to return to the continent for invitations to perform in Mexico, Venezuela, Argentina and Chile.
CC the Cat and her rockin reggae funk band have played hundreds of shows around Oz in the last 6 years and are currently working on their sophomore album “Songs from the Sea” for release in 2012. Their debut “Inna Babylon Jungle” was described by Rave Mag reviewer as "one of the best Australian reggae albums I've ever heard” and copped a smashing on radio stations across Oz after its 2010 release.