Keep Tahoe Black Uhuru and Shaggy; major reggae stars play Blu in November

Black Uhuru
Black Uhuru meets MontBleu on Nov. 29.

MontBlu and Late-Nite Productions have booked a second major reggae act for November.

Shaggy, a Grammy Award winner from originally from Kingston, Jamaica, will perform Tuesday, Nov. 19 in the Blu Nightclub.

Ten days later on Nov. 19, Black Uhuru appears in the same venue.

Tickets for both concerts can be purchased by clicking HERE|

Shaggy plays a dancehall style of reggae, attributing his rhythmic cadence to his experience marching in the military. He became an international star in 1992 with the song “Oh Carolina.” VIDEO

There was a copywrite dispute over the song, which was written in 1960 by Jamaica’s John Folkes. Appropriately, the reggae case was settled by London’s High Court.

“Oh Carolina” was one of reggae’s earliest songs. It is a hybrid of doo-wop from the United States and Caribbean percussion. It led to the rock rock steady movement in the late 1960s.

Black Uhuru was formed in 1972 and, press materials say, is second all-time in reggae record sales after Bob Marley. It plays traditional roots reggae with added dub sounds. The band as announced a new record will be released in 2014 and is on a national tour with Mike Pinto.

Uhuru is Swahili for freedom.

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ABOUT Tim Parsons

Tim Parsons
Tim Parsons is the editor of Tahoe Onstage who first moved to Lake Tahoe in 1992. Before starting Tahoe Onstage in 2013, he worked for 29 years at newspapers, including the Tahoe Daily Tribune, Eureka Times-Standard and Contra Costa Times. He was the recipient of the 2011 Keeping the Blues Alive award for Journalism.

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