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Fri 31st Jan @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Derrick “Duckie” Simpson the “Gong Gong Gullie” is the founder and leader for reggae’s BLACK UHURU. They have remained to be one of the most recognised and prolific reggae band for over 45 years. The Group’s line up is Duckie Simpson, Andrew Bees, and Elsa Green.

The roots of BLACK UHURU were formed in Kingston Jamaica’s Waterhouse district also known as “Firehouse” in the early 60′s however it wasn’t until 1977 when they recorded their debut album “Love Crises” at Prince Jammy’s famous studio.

Teaming up with drummer Sly Dunbar and bass player Robbie Shakespeare. Together they developed a musical style full of deep bass thumps, sharp keys, long guitar riffs, echos and the signature “woh oh oh’s” creating their classic sound with hits like “I Love King Sellassie, “‘Shine Eye Gals”, “General Penitentiary” and “What is Life”.


Fri 31st Jan
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Manchester Academy
Oxford Road
Manchester, M13 9PR United Kingdom
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