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Michael Rose and Sister Carol LIVE in Concert!


Michael Rose & Sister Carol

LIVE in Concert



Tickets $22.50 in advance & $27.00 day of show

*Add an additional $2 per ticket  box office  charge


For 35 years, Michael Rose has been recording and performing his brand of militant, hardcore Jamaican music to the delight of reggae fans around the world. As a solo artist, with Black Uhuru, and back as a solo artist, the "Ruff" Rose has achieved great success throughout his career, even as different Jamaican musical styles have phased in and out of popularity.

Perhaps the highest profile recognition came in 1984, when Michael Rose and the other Black Uhuru members (Duckie Simpson, Puma Jones, Sly Dunbar, and Robbie Shakespeare) won reggae's first Grammy award for the album, Anthem. But the story doesn't begin with Black Uhuru. In 1976, Michael Rose was already a seasoned performer, having honed his skills by performing on Jamaica's hotel circuit. When an early incarnation of Black Uhuru (Ducky Simpson and Errol Nelson) approached Michael to join the group, he already had several solo singles to his credit. These include the original "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner" and "Clap the Barber," both recorded for producer Niney The Observer, and "Running Around" for Winston Campbell.

Black Uhuru's first full length was released in 1977 and called Love Crisis. It was produced by King Jammy (then Prince Jammy), and the big hit of the album was "I Love King Selassie." But it was not until the Showcase album was released in 1980-with a new lineup of Michael Rose, Duckie Simpson, and Puma Jones-that Black Uhuru reached their creative peak. Heartbeat reissued the set on CD (Guess Who's Coming To Dinner, HB 18), which includes the massive 12" singles "Shine Eye Gal," "General Penitentiary," "Plastic Smile," and of course, "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner." At the forefront of the recordings and live shows was the charismatic Michael Rose, who had incredible stage presence and a vocal style all his own. So popular was his trademark sound that singers like Don Carlos, Junior Reid, Yami Bolo, and others embraced it as the "Waterhouse" sound.

Throughout the first half of the 1980s, Black Uhuru continued their success with albums on Island Records-Sinsemilla, Red, Chill Out, and Anthem, along with compilations, dub albums, and live albums. They became the best-known reggae act since Bob Marley, and won the first reggae Grammy for Anthem in 1984. Even today, Island continues to capitalize on the group's success by re-compiling and re-releasing the group's Island years material.

With lead singer Michael Rose seemingly at the top of his game, he parted ways with Black Uhuru, with the intention of redefining his musical direction as a solo artist. In the early 1990s, Michael Rose suddenly appeared on the scene with new material including Jamaican singles produced by Sly & Robbie ("Monkey Business," "Visit Them," "One a We Two a We"), and three albums (Proud, Bonanza, and King of General) released in Japan. As a solo artist, Michael regularly tours the U.S. and Europe, and has maintained his Jamaican fan base with hit singles on the island and abroad. He is a modern roots singer, and fits perfectly into today's scene. With a glorious past and a wide-open future, Michael Rose is truly a reggae superstar.

Known as the "Black Cinderella" and "Mother Culture," Sister Carol has led the way for women in reggae. Her music is rich with cultural heritage and infused with a vital social consciousness that permeates every aspect of life in the new illennium.

Many were introduced to Sister Carol through the Jonathan Demme movies Something Wild and Married to the Mob, but she has also had a prolific music career during the past 20 years, that has included over 8 albums , a Grammy nomination, several world tours, and network television appearances. Her music carries a social message for people all over the world.

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  • Mike B.

    Didn't see anyone from meetup group. Great show!

    April 23, 2013

    • Mike B.

      I didn't know where to look for the's all good.

      April 25, 2013

  • Scott R.

    Michael Rose sounds just as good now as he did 30 years ago!

    April 24, 2013

  • Jason

    I was unable to get internet access to change my rsvp to no.

    April 23, 2013

  • grace

    Just printed the list...see you later!

    April 23, 2013

  • Mike B.

    Should be a great show!

    1 · April 22, 2013

  • carol r.

    I will be there with 2 guests. Already have tickets.

    1 · April 18, 2013

  • Scott R.

    Yes Grace! I'm excited for a REAL show. Not one where they show up at 1am, sing for 40 minutes, take their money and bounce. That's if they even show up at all! Haha. Big tings a gwaan!

    1 · April 12, 2013

  • Mike L

    Hey reggae peeps, not sure if I can make this show cause I'm heading to New Orleans 2 days later and moneys' tight but I just saw..if you go to you can get tix for only $12.00. Great deal! Peace, Mike

    1 · April 1, 2013

    • Mike L

      Cool. Glad I can help :-) I wont know til a day or two before if I can go but at least I got to see Black uhuru back in the day open for The Police at the meadowlands. That was a great show! Peace

      1 · April 5, 2013

    • Amy

      I just used the Daily News link and got a $12 ticket. This discount offer expires at midnight on Tuesday, April 9.

      1 · April 8, 2013

  • grace

    We are going to experience a "real show" with two of the best artists in the business. This event fi SELLOFFFFFFFFF!!!!

    March 29, 2013

  • Joy

    I am so excited to see Mykal Rose!!!!

    1 · March 27, 2013

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