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Like some of Bob Marley’s children, a handful of soulful Jamaican singer Denroy Morgan’s 29 progeny have elected to carry on the musical legacy of their father. On More Teachings, some of Denroy’s kids, aka Morgan Heritage, merge Black Uhuru’s classic vocal harmonies with the instrumental propulsion of Steel Pulse, and mix in some Peter Tosh-style crooning and dancehall toasting. Traditional but not retro, this four-guy, one-gal unit dispenses Rastafarian platitudes on nearly every cut, no matter the musical influence. The bonus is that the “Royal Family of Reggae” does so in a manner sweet enough to win over nearly any nonbeliever. The band plays with Pinchers and Lexxus at 9 p.m. at D.C. Tunnel, 2135 Queens Chapel Road NE. $25-$45. For reservations call (202) 526-7960. (Steve Kiviat)