Event details

Event details

Moe's Alley Presents: BLACK UHURU w/ DJ Spleece
Wed Sep | 6 2023 Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm
Moe's Alley , 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz, CA
$40 advance / $45 day of show

About This Event

Moe's Alley proudly welcomes the return of Jamaican Reggae legends Black Uhuru featuring original member Duckie Simpson!

Wednesday, Sept. 6th
Doors: 8pm / Show: 9pm
$40 in advance / $45 day of the show

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 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. Though considered to be one of Jamaica’s toughest neighbourhoods 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, Ervin “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.
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 recently released a new album ‘As the World Turns’ which features Duckie on lead and was good for another Grammy Nomination in the category of ‘Best Album’.  You can find new Music Videos of the songs ‘Jah Guide ft. Bugle’ and ‘War Crime’ on youtube and more is to be expected of the notorious Reggae Band in the near future, stay tuned!
Please Note: This event is 21 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 21 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.