Diaspora Hi-Fi, the mediterranean caravan project began to sprout in the mind during the three concerts performed in Algeria in 2003.
After the creational residence in Oran in June followed by a stop in Barcelona in September 2006, a second residence will take place in Morocco next spring and the Clan will be investing Europe to present it’s new project from it’s home port of Marseille.
From the balkan mountains to mediterranean shores, oral traditions from Maghreb to the London dance scene, Watcha Clan propose a musical and spiritual journey both political and mystical.
Gypsy sorcerer, elephant surfer from the mountains... the musicians of this strange cooperative of sound invites you on a voyage of multiple layers.
Supreme Clem's programming (Laptop, harmonium, accordion, melodica) will blossom in full liberty, supported by the sounds of the guitar and bass of Mat "La Basse" whilst leaving ever more place for the sounds of Sista Ka's vocals.
The sound of the entire world intertwining with samplers, or ancient languages, in the image of Hebrew and Arabic, answering to rap styles to be reborn in an energetic style, mixing traditional and cultures to modern expression of electro hip hop.
After the first tastes of autoproduction (20 000 albums sold in 5 years) several travels to Algeria, La Reunion, India, Cuba... and around 400 concerts (Spain, Germany, Hungria) the Clan poses itself ready to realise a new work. An album where birth will be given to a new universe even more skilled, more energetic and more focused shared in emotion and senuality, lyrically refined whatever the language.
A willingness to fight equally, as the group a real bastion of independance, assumes always it’s route and it’s development. Far from a solid place in the majors, Watcha Clan reunites once again it’s companions so as to assume the production, the promotion, the tour, and to continue to follow their adventure, a real voyage both artistic and human.
When a mediterranean tribe flirts with the london dancefloor
Fiesta des Suds 2002 (Marseille-France)
Strictly Mundial 2003 (Marseille-France)
Sziget festival 2005 (Budapest-Hungary)
Fusion festival 2006 (North Germany)
BAM festival 2006 (Barcelona-Spain)
Popkomm 2006 (Berlin- Germany)
Album Le BASTION distribution
FR Mosaic Music