PICS: Black Uhuru at the Belly Up

Grammy Award-winning reggae collective Black Uhuru headlined the Belly Up recently. Our photos from the night are here.

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Black Uhuru headlined the Belly Up on Tuesday, March 12.
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Formed in 1972, the seminal reggae outfit is fronted by Derrick "Duckie" Simpson and Andrew Bees (pictured here).
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"Uhuru" is Swahili for "freedom."
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In 1985, Black Uhuru won a Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album.
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It was the first ever Grammy awarded in that category.
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That said, since 1982, Black Uhuru have been nominated for eight Grammy Awards.
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The most recent nomination came just last year for their album "As the World Turns."
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And there's good cause for that.
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Like Bob Marley, the band is originally from Kingston, Jamaica.
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Their 1981 album, "Red," ranked No. 23 on Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Albums of the 1980s."
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