We are very proud that we were able to convince reggae band Black Uhuru to come do a show in Doornroosje. The true reggae expert will immediately rejoice, as Derrick ‘Duckie’ Simpson’s Black Uhuru has been releasing world class reggae music for more than 45 years.
The band won their first reggae Grammy in 1985 for the album “Anthem”. In 1994 she 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 since Bob Marley. They have toured in the past with the Rolling Stones and collaborated with numerous musicians, including Keith Richards and Ice-T.
Black Uhuru (literal translation: “Black Freedom”) was founded in the Waterhouse district of Kingston, Jamaica. Even though this is a well-known problem area in the nation, it’s also where the roots lie of numerous reggae artists. This includes both the Wailing Souls and Bob Marley, the latter of whom was the one who taught Simpson the tricks of the trade before Black Uhuru was founded.