Black Uhuru at Grand Central June 15

When was the last time you got right with Jah? A day? A week? A month? A year? An entire bloody decade?

Whatever the case, it's never too early to work some of those kinks out of your soul. So go smoke a little herb, fast for four days, redread your head, wrestle a lion, and contemplate the everliving. Also, don't miss this Wednesday's mystical music sesh with legendary reggae band Black Uhuru.

Originally formed in 1972 under a slightly different name (simply Uhuru, meaning freedom in Swahili), this Kingston, Jamaica crew has reached many peaks atop Mount Irie, jamming out with Keith Richards, touring with the Clash, and winning the first Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album in 1985. But the band has also endured a lifetime of upheaval, burning through a dozen members in three decades while cofounder Derrick "Duckie" Simpson remained the only constant.


Black Uhuru

With Fourth Dimension and Spred the Dub. 9 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, at Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; Tickets cost $20 plus fees via Ages 18 and up.

None of that's gonna matter, though, once "Shine Eye Gal" or "What Is Life?" hits your ears and shakes your soul. It's just gonna be an itesquake of good vibes.


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