Born and raised in Colombia and now based in Australia, Oscar is a world- class singer, songwriter and producer.
Nominated for an Aria in 2008 with Afro-colombian rock and roots band Watussi (watussi.com.au) for their debut album "Tequila Sangre Fuego", he has been best known as the band's charismatic and explosive leader with a stage presence that has captivated the soul of many audiences, leading the band on tours and Festivals around the country as well as New Zealand, Japan, Korea, Malaysia and South America. All this success and support slots for major international artist such as Santana, Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, Manu Chao and more.
In 2012 he was announce winner of the International Songwriting competition (ISC) in the Latin category for his song "Isabela". The first single of self produced solo EP Distancia. This collection of original songs inspired by memories of his family and cultural traditions presented a unique sound, combining instruments such as Peruvian cajon, Mexican harp, Accordion, bluesy slide guitars and even Didgeridoo.
His musical journey has been full of cross-cultural adventures; experiences with indigenous communities in Australia, Colombia and Peru were deeply inspiring. Moreover in 2013 he was invited as one of the mentors for the Bush Band Business in Alice Springs - a program by Music NT that gathers music industry professionals in order to train aboriginal artist in improving their performance and musical skills.
His latest visits to Peru brought him to work together with organizations such as Yachaywawa (Lima-Peru) doing music workshops and benefit concerts for children and communities with educational needs.
Since 2014 Oscar relocated from Sydney to Melbourne and has been passionately involved with the vibrant multicultural local scene.
He is currently working as a producer for various local projects as well as with various organizations such as Multicultural Arts Victoria and Casa Cultura.
Overtime Oscar has become a visionary ambassador of the Latin-roots and World music scene in Australia.