Reggae musicians Black Uhuru come to the Big Island

Grammy Award-winning reggae stars Black Uhuru will perform at the Honokaa People’s Theatre on Friday.

Black Uhuru is one of the most popular and successful reggae groups to come out of Kingston, Jamaica’s “Waterhouse” district. “As The World Turns,” their new release, was nominated for Best Reggae Album at the 61st annual Grammy Awards.

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Black Uhuru’s long success has allowed them to become ambassadors of reggae, winning the first reggae Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album with their ground breaking album “Anthem.”

Founding band member Derrick “Duckie” Simpson leads the group along with Oneil “Andrew Bees” Beckford (lead singer) and their seven-piece band.

Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 7:30. Tickets are $45 for general admission, and $65 for VIP.

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Tickets are available online or at Kona Music Exchange, Conscious Riddims Records, Kiernan Music, Waimea General Store, Cafe il Mondo, Top Stitch, Hilo Ukulele &Guitar, Hilo Music Exchange and Rogers Guitar.

Info: Visit bluesbearhawaii.com or call 896-4845.

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