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      September 11, 2019

      Wednesday   7:30 PM

      416 Cedar Avenue South
      Minneapolis, Minnesota 55454

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      Black Uhuru


      The world renowned Reggae group Black Uhuru (Uhuru: means freedom in Swahili) was formed in Waterhouse, (firehouse) Kingston, Jamaica in 1965. Black Uhuru members were Derrick Duckie Simpson, Euvin Don Carlos Spencer and Rudolph Garth Dennis. These three grew up together in Waterhouse which is known as the hot bed for reggae artists throughout the years. After a couple of years the group members grew apart. Don Carlos went on to a solo career while Garth went on to sing with wailing souls, a group from Trench Town. While Duckie Derrick Simpson continued his musical journey as Black Uhuru. Michael Rose, a young singer at the time was then enlisted and Errol Jays Wilson.The album "Love Crisis" was recorded for prince Jammys protg of famed King Tubbys. One of the best tracks on the album is I love Selassie has survived to become the most bonafide reggae anthem. "The Black Sounds of Freedom" album is a remix of "Love Crisis" which was released in the UK on Green Sleeves label. After that period, America expatriate, the vivacious Sanda Puma Jones joined Duckie Derrick Simpson and Michael Rose who joined forces with Sly and Robbie releasing the best reggae music of the 1980s. After Black Uhuru won the Grammy award when the reggae category was introduced in 1985, Michael left the group for a solo career.In 2018 the album As The World Turns was released in September. The album was nominated for best Reggae Album for the 61st annual Grammy Awards!

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