Watcha Clan are a fierce posse of musical nomads, their multi-ethnic, multi-groove infusions whip audiences into a dance frenzy, regardless of where in the world W-Clan happen to be on their never-ending tour trail. Along the way they've met talented DJs, fellow musical travelers on dance floor journeys. Friendship and mutual inspiration blossomed,communicated in the languages of dub, ragga, reggae, drum'n'bass and electro, sung to melodies traditional or modern,with arabic and Mediterranean flavorings. Following up on their award-winning album on Piranha Musik, Diaspora Hi-Fi
, Diaspora Remixed
is Watcha Clan's tuneful travel diary, documenting these encounters in descriptive sound chapters. The authors include pioneering London collective Transglobal Underground, Balkan breakbeat maestri and kazoo virtuosi Shazalakazoo, EarthRise SoundSystem (NYC), Viennese sound-spice mixer Dunkelbunt, Dj Click (Paris), Gaetano Fabri (Brussels), BalkanXpress Soundsistema (Cologne), Spark (Berlin), Undergang & Mars Exist (Marseille), Barrio Populaire(Hamburg ) and Stratman (Athens). Each give Watcha Clan's music a new, individual interpretation.
Watcha Clan also has a July tour scheduled:
07/11/2009, Sat: Madison, WI Bastille Day / La Fete
07/12/2009, Sun: Chicago, IL Welles Park
07/15/2009, Wed: San Francisco, CA Rickshaw Stop
07/17/2009, Fri: Los Angeles, CA Grand Performances
07/19/2009, Sun:Montreal, QC Festival Nuits D'Afrique
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