Black Uhuru performing at the now-cooler Cedar Cultural Center tomorrow night
Black Uhuru have been around making some of the most groove-heavy and lyrically conscious music in reggae for three decades now. With their most active and noteworthy work and collaborations with production and rhythm duo Sly and Robbie happening in the '80s, the band had a long succession of hits in the UK and even took the first Grammy for reggae stateside back to Jamaica in 1985.
Having gone through several lineup changes over the years (the core of the band once included vocalist Micheal Rose and the late Sandra "Puma" Jones), the music and legend of the group remains intact through the classic songs the band still brings to the stage, with co-founder Derrick "Duckie" Simpson still leading the crusade.
Balancing a heavy dose of dub rhythms and inner-twined vocal harmonies, Black Uhuru touch on various aspects of personal and social struggle and should provide the perfect amount of soul and bounce for a fantastic night in these first days of summer. To get you pumped, I've put together a collection of the best of Black Uhuru.
With the Cedar Cultural Center announcing this week they now have a new air conditioning system, there is no excuse for missing the chance to get out and break a sweat with vintage reggae on a weeknight in the Twin Cities.
Black Uhuru and Minneapolis Dub Ensemble perform tomorrow night, June 7, at the Cedar Cultural Center. All ages. $25. 7:30 p.m.
Black Uhuru "Abortion"
Black Uhuru "I Love King Selassie"
Black Uhuru "Sensemilla"
Black Uhuru "Vampire"
Black Uhuru "What is Life?"
Black Uhuru "Love Crisis"
Black Uhuru "Far East Dub"
Black Uhuru "Spoonji Reggae"
Black Uhuru "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner"
Black Uhuru "Shine Eyed Gal"
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