Watusi is a popular Reggae/Worldbeat band formed in Dallas, TX in 1982 by Jimi Towry and a Rwandan native, Ruta Gengwa. Pioneers of the "Worldbeat" mix of Reggae, soca, Afrikan, Latin, funk and jazz styles, they have spread their music all over the world. Original artists on the World Beatnik Records label, Watusi has won many awards for Reggae and Worldbeat and have gained international airplay in 106 countries, performed from Hawaii to Jamaica, Costa Rica and Mexico, and earned the respect of the international reggae and worldbeat communities, fans and artists. Mentored by the late, great Peter Tosh, one of Jamaica's original Wailers with Bob Marley, Jimi, a native of Oklahoma, met Peter Tosh in 1976 and went to live in Jamaica in 1981, getting the roots of the music and "kulcha" from the source. Watusi has performed with all of the top reggae artists and continues to spread their music and "One Love" message to the masses worldwide.