The most successful of the second-generation reggae bands, Black Uhuru, whose name comes from the Swahili word meaning “freedom,” was the first reggae band to win a Grammy award. According to Reggae: The Rough Guide, they were “The most dynamic and progressive reggae act of the 1970s and early ’80s.”
They were formed in 1965 in the Waterhouse district of Kingston by Ervin “Don Carlos” Spencer, Rudolph “Garth” Dennis, and Derrick “Duckie” Simpson. Their album “Love Crisis” was recorded for prince Jammy’s protégé of famed King Tubbys and the much loved track, “I love Selassie” has survived to become one of the most bonafide reggae anthems.
Black Uhuru performed for thousands both headlining and billing on an extensive 2001 European tour and South American reggae and pop festival tours unleashing their long musical heritage and history upon the world with live show, ”Everybody love Rasta” from the album Dynasty. With the addition “Andrew Bees”, another Waterhouse artist, they are coming all the way from Jamaica to Knockengorroch!