Leader of Grammy-winning reggae band Black Uhuru dies aged 72

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Leader of Grammy-winning reggae band Black Uhuru dies aged 72

Garth Dennis, who assisted in pioneering electronic and echo-driven reggae, passed away on Thursday

Kate Chappell

Garth Dennis, a musician who helped pioneer an electronic and echo-driven style of reggae in the 1980s as a leader of the band Black Uhuru, has died, Jamaica’s culture ministry said at the weekend. He was 72.

The cause of death was not immediately known.

Born Rudolph Dennis in Kingston in 1949, he spent much of his youth in Trench Town, a neighbourhood best known as the birthplace of reggae and rocksteady music...

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