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 Jammy’s protégé 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 1980’s. 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!

$25 Advance / $30 Day of Show


Due to extreme last minute circumstances, tonight's show with Black Uhuru has been cancelled. Tickets purchased online will be refunded automatically. For tickets purchased in person at The Cedar or at our ticket outlets, please mail tickets to: The Cedar Cultural Center, 416 Cedar Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55454, attention: Box Office. Please include your return address along with the tickets. We deeply apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.

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