Black Uhuru
Black Uhuru

Black Uhuru

About Black Uhuru

The most successful of the second-generation reggae bands, Black Uhuru maintained their high quality despite numerous personnel changes throughout their many decades together. The first reggae band to win a Grammy award, for1983's Anthem, they offered a dynamic and progressive sound during their heyday. Led by mainstay Derrick "Duckie" Simpson, a reunion of the group's earliest lineup enjoyed renewed critical acclaim in the early '90s with albums like Now before fragmenting into warring factions and a lawsuit that earned Simpson possession of the band name, which he continued to use into the new millennium on 2001's Dynasty. Aside from some collaborative appearances between Simpson and '80s-era member Michael Rose, the remainder of the 2000s yielded only rumors of a long-awaited album, As the World Turns, which wouldn't see the light of day until 2018. In celebration of their 50th anniversary, Black Uhuru released New Day in 2022.

  • ORIGIN
    Kingston, Jamaica
  • FORMED
    1972

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