Black Uhuru Was The First Reggae Group To Win A Grammy Award, For Their Influential Release ‘Anthem‘ In 1984
The Live In London DVD Is A Special 25th Anniversary Digitally-Re-mastered Edition
“This live set is a stimulating history lesson about the most exciting reggae band around.” – ROLLING STONE
Tuesday August 19; Kingston, Jamaica: Nacional Records and No Joke Entertainment are proud to announce that reggae icons Black Uhuru will release the 25th Anniversary Edition of their classic Live in London DVD today August 19th. The DVD captures the groundbreaking group at the top of their game, with core members Derrick ‘Duckie’ Simpson, Mikel Rose, and Sandra ‘Puma’ Jones backed by the drum and bass greats, Sly & Robbie. Highlights include roots reggae anthems like Shine Eye Gal, I Love King Selassie, and Happiness. The new digitally re-mastered DVD features a never-before-seen photo gallery of stills spanning the group’s entire 40-year career.
With the death of reggae king Bob Marley in 1981, some thought that reggae music had passed with him. However that assumption became short lived when Black Uhuru released the album Red‘ later that year. The triple platinum release was named the 23rd best album of the decade by Rolling Stone Magazine.
Considered a potent live act by critics and fans alike, Black Uhuru has toured with international music icons including The Clash, Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, The Police and U2. The group is currently at work on a new studio album.
DVD viewing parties are planned nationwide, beginning Wednesday August 20th at the Echoplex’s Dub Club Party in Los Angeles hosted by Wayne Jobson a.k.a. Native Wayne of Indie 103FM.
01. Shine Eye Girl
02. Plastic Smile
03. Puff She Puff
04. I Love King Selassie
05. Youth of Eglington
06. Push Push
07. General Penitentiary
09. Whole World Is
10. Sponji Reggae
For more information about Black Uhuru and the 25th Anniversary Live in London DVD, please contact:
No Joke Entertainment
Mario Lazarre – [email protected]
Paul Dryden – [email protected]
Jennifer Sarkissian – Jennifer.sarkissian@cookman.