.Be Our Guest: Black Uhuru

Be-Our-Guest--blackuhuruWin tickets to see Black Uhuru on SantaCruz.com

See if these names sound familiar: Don Carlos, Junior Reid, Michael Rose, Sly and Robbie. Aside from being the beginning of a list of reggae superstars, it’s also a list of some of the standouts that have been in the Grammy-winning band Black Uhuru. Formed in 1972 by Derrick “Duckie” Simpson in one of Kingston, Jamaica’s toughest districts, Black Uhuru has been through numerous lineup changes and incarnations over the years. But through it all, the band has remained a staple of the genre—a gateway band for newbies to reggae and a classic act for longtime fans. 

INFO 8:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 31. Catalyst, 1011 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz. $25/adv, $30/door. 423-1338.

WANT TO GO? Go to Black Uhuru Giveaway on SantaCruz.com before 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 28 to enter to win a pair of tickets to the show.

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