Tue Sep 18 2018

9:00 PM (Doors 7:00 PM)

Highline Ballroom

431 W. 16th Street New York, NY 10011

All Ages

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Black Uhuru, Top Shotta Band feat. Screechy Dan

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  • Black Uhuru

    Black Uhuru

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    Derrick “Duckie” Simpson the “Gong Gong Gullie” is the founder and leader for reggae’s BLACK UHURU. Although going through numerous lead singers and musicians they have remained to be one of the most recognized and prolific reggae band for over 50 years.

    The roots of BLACK UHURU were formed in Kingston Jamaica’s Waterhouse district also known as “Firehouse” in the early 60′s. Though considered to be one of Jamaica’s toughest neighborhoods it’s home to several other reggae singers and musicians. It was where Duckie Simpson grew up and learned to sing from boyhood friends Winston “Pipe” Matthews and Lloyd “Bread” McDonald of Wailing Souls and Bob Marley. He recorded four tracks with Wailing Souls before forming his own group.

    The original Uhuru’s (Swahili for freedom) were Derrick “Duckie” Simpson, Euvin “Don Carlos” Spencer and Rudolph “Garth” Dennis. They only recorded a few singles “Folk Songs” “Time Is On Our Side” and “Slow Coach” before separating. Don went solo and Garth joined Wailing Souls.

    BLACK UHURU’s long success has allowed them to become ambassadors of reggae while earning several achievements in the music industry. With 14 full length albums, 7 instrumental dub albums, and 4 live albums they have the highest record sales in reggae music behind Bob Marley. The album Red was voted #23 for Rolling Stone’s list of “100 Greatest Albums of the 1980′s. Aside from winning the first reggae grammy they have been nominated 5 more times. They are the only reggae group to have won the Diamond Awards of Excellence in 1994.

    Despite all of BLACK UHURU’s change of different singers and musicians the one thing that has always remained is Derrick “Duckie” Simpson. Much respect to a legendary figure for Reggae Music. The group is presently working on releasing a new album soon to come. It features Duckie on lead.

  • Top Shotta Band feat. Screechy Dan

    Top Shotta Band feat. Screechy Dan

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    Top Shotta Band is Brooklyn's newest rockers/dub reggae outfit. Led by trumpeter/producer djMush1 (formerly of the Slackers & Murphy's Law & currently of Tunnel One Radio [WNYU 89.1fm NYC], Al Paragus HQ studios/When Dance Was Nice, and Hungry March Band), the band features a 4-pc horn section, a full 4-person riddum section, and two percussion players, as well as the inimitable Screechy Dan [original Big Yard/Shaggy Posse] on vocals. With a powerful, soaring, and versatile vocal style, at times invoking r&b/soul greats such as Frankie Lymon, Screechy Dan's vocals have taken Top Shotta Band to the next level.

    Top Shotta hits the listener with a wall of sound, featuring horn-laden rockers reggae, wet with reverb, echo and DUB. Top Shotta Band features original instrumental and vocal music written by the band, and in addition, brings new life to classic riddums with inventive soloing and heavy percussion.

    With the spontaneity of a jazz outfit, and featuring all danceable riddums, as well as one of Jamaica's greatest dancehall vocalists, each Top Shotta Band performance is a unique and one-time only event - come hear for yourself!

Black Uhuru, Top Shotta Band feat. Screechy Dan

Tue Sep 18 2018 9:00 PM

(Doors 7:00 PM)

Highline Ballroom New York NY
Black Uhuru, Top Shotta Band feat. Screechy Dan
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All Ages

w/ DJ JAH Culture