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Legendary Black Uhuru, the most successful second generation reggae group, remain as one of the most dynamic and progressive reggae acts today. Black Uhuru’s name comes from the East African language of Swahili meaning "Freedom." Black Uhuru was honored as the first ever recipients of the Grammy Award for Reggae Music for their 1984 album "Anthem" beating out Bob Marley and The Wailers, Steel Pulse, and Yellowman. Black Uhuru has headlined many music festivals worldwide as well as sharing dates with groups from The Rolling Stones, The Clash, The Talking Heads, to The Police. Black Uhuru was voted the number one reggae band in the Rolling Stone’s critics’ poll. Black Uhuru’s album “Red” was also voted 24th in Rolling Stones’ Top 100 albums of the Decade for 1980-1990, and were featured by many critics in their year-end Top Ten Lists. Black Uhuru garnered a Billboard No. 1 hit for World Music in the 90’s. Remaining steadfast in their beliefs, Black Uhuru recorded and shot the video for, the uplifting song “Tip of the Iceberg” with Rap icon Ice-T, on the smoldering streets of Los Angeles during the 1992 riots. Black Uhuru, reggae’s heavy urban trio, led by Duckie “Gong” Simpson, with the brilliant new addition of energized lead vocal stylist, Andrew Bees, performing to thousands both headlining and also sharing billing on an extensive 2001 European and South American reggae and pop festival tour. Reggae pioneers, Black Uhuru, unleashes their long and rich musical history and Dynasty upon the world with an exciting new live show and 2002 World Tour … Everybody say Rasta! Rasta! Have your ticket ready and don’t forget your mind …

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