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Blogaroo: Day 24: Black Uhuru

16 May

Black Uhuru is one of the world’s best and most well-known reggae groups. The group got together in Jamaica in 1972 and was originally known as Uhuru, which is Swahili for “freedom.” While Garth Dennis, Don Carlos and Derrick “Duckie” Simpson were among the band’s original members, the line up has changed many times in the four decades the group has been performing. Other members include Jenifah Nyah, Andrew Bees, Delroy “Junior” Reid, Olafunke, Sandra “Puma” Jones, Michael Rose, Sly Dunbar, Robbie Shakespeare and Errol “Tarzan” Nelson.

While the group has been around forever, they reached their height in 1985, when Anthem won a Grammy for Best Reggae Album, the first year the award was given.

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