Black Uhuru // Doornroosje Nijmegen
18 juni van 20:00 tot 23:00
We are proud that we were able to persuade the reggae band Black Uhuru for a performance in Doornroosje. The real reggae connoisseur will immediately jump in the air with this name, because for more than 45 years Derrick “Duckie” Simpson has been releasing world-class reggae with Black Uhuru.
The band won their first reggae Grammy in 1985 for the album “Anthem”. In 1994 they received the Diamond Award of Excellence as the first reggae band ever. With fourteen original albums, seven instrumental dub records and four live albums, Black Uhuru is the best-selling reggae act after Bob Marley. They toured with the Rolling Stones and recorded music with loads of musicians, from Keith Richards to Ice-T.
Black Uhuru (literally translated “Black Freedom”) was founded in the Waterhouse district, in Kingston, Jamaica. Although this is known as one of the largest problem areas in the country, it is also the breeding ground for several reggae artists. From Wailing Souls to Bob Marley, who taught Simpson the tricks of the trade before starting his own band.