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Reggae's First Grammy Winning Band at Ophelia's Electric Soap Box.The roots of BLACK UHURU were formed in Kingston Jamaica's Waterhouse district also known as "Firehouse" in the early 60s. Though considered to be one of Jamaica's toughest neighborhoods it's home to several other reggae singers and musicians. It was where Duckie Simpson grew up and learned to sing from boyhood friends Winston "Pipe" Matthews and Lloyd "Bread" McDonald of Wailing Souls and Bob Marley. He recorded four tracks with Wailing Souls before forming his own group.The original Uhuru's (Swahili for freedom) were Derrick "Duckie" Simpson, Euvin "Don Carlos" Spencer and Rudolph "Garth" Dennis. They only recorded a few singles "Folk Songs" "Time Is On Our Side" and "Slow Coach" before separating. Don went solo and Garth joined Wailing Souls.Duckie reformed the group adding Michael Rose & Errol "Tarzan" Nelson, both from Waterhouse. They recorded their debut album "Love Crises" in 1977 at Prince Jammy's famous studio in Waterhouse on St. Lucia Road. It was later re-released as "Black Sounds Of Freedom". Errol later left to join The Jayes. He was soon replaced by American female singer & dancer Sandra "Puma" Jones. They teamed up with drummer Sly Dunbar and bass player Robbie Shakespeare. Together they developed a musical style full of deep bass thumps, loud drum slaps, sharp keyboards, long instrumentals with guitar riffs, whirly back round noises, echos and the signature"woh oh oh's" creating they're "classic" sound. Producing hits like "I Love King Sellassie, "'Shine Eye Gals", "General Penitentary" and "What is Life".BLACK UHURU released the albums Red, Chill Out, Sensemila and Guess Who's Coming To Dinner and began to tour the world bringing the
  • Start:September 26, 2018
  • End:September 26, 2018
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  • Where:Shaka's Live, 2014 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States, 23451
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