Black Uhuru

Formed 1974.
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Derrick 'Duckie' Simpson chats to Mark Radcliffe

Derrick 'Duckie' Simpson of Black Uhuru chats to Mark about the group's current tour.

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Black Uhuru are a Jamaican reggae group formed in 1972, initially as Uhuru (Swahili for 'freedom'). The group has undergone several line-up changes over the years, with Derrick "Duckie" Simpson as the mainstay. They had their most successful period in the 1980s, with their album Anthem winning the first ever Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album in 1985.

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    Reviewed by Chris Jones
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