Akae Beka

Akae Beka

 

Info

Akae Beka is a roots reggae band from Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, which was founded by members of the band Midnite following a change in their membership in 2015. In February of that year, the former band Midnite cancelled their 2015 tour and postponed dates "due to a life changing medical emergency, convictions, and revelations".[1]

The band's leader Vaughn Benjamin explained that the name Akae Beka are two words that come from the Book of Enoch,[2] cited in chapter 68, verse 20-24.[3]

Akae Beka's first performance took place in Denver, Colorado on July 17, 2015 in honor of Nelson Mandela Day.[4]

Genres

Highlights10

A Love Song
Song
A Love Song is a song by musical group Akae Beka, released on July 7, 2017.
Jahsaydo
Album
Jahsaydo is an album by musical group Akae Beka, released on April 7, 2017.
Kingdom Freeup
Song
Kingdom Freeup is a song by musical group Akae Beka, released on March 31, 2017.
One Foot in Front
Song
One Foot in Front is a song by musical group Akae Beka, released on March 25, 2017.

Popular Albums4

Album Appearances & References4

Popular Songs9

Song Appearances & References1

Music-Related Relationships1

Videos1

Spotify - Albums & Singles17

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spotify - Appears On6

 
 
 
 
 
 

Spotify - Top Tracks10

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

News Articles9

Oregon Reggae Legends INDUBIOUS To Release New Full Length Album FROM ZERO
  –  June 10, 2017
Their new album FROM ZERO, which releases in stores and online worldwide July 1, 2017, features legendary guest artists including Dancehall icon Sizzla, Vaughn Benjamin (formally of Midnite and Akae Beka), and Reggae/R&B singer Zahira Soul. FROM ZERO is a ...
Oregon Reggae Legends Indubious to Release New Full Length Album 'From Zero'
  –  June 7, 2017
Their new album FROM ZERO, which releases in stores and online worldwide July 1, 2017, features legendary guest artists including Dancehall icon Sizzla, Vaughn Benjamin (formally of Midnite and Akae Beka), and Reggae/R&B singer Zahira Soul. FROM ZERO is a ...
Berkeley briefs: Cornerstone lines up acts for music series
  –  May 30, 2017
and Akae Beka (fka Midnite), Aug. 31. The community is invited to the free Alcatraz Avenue Block Party from 5:30 to 7 p.m. June 8 at Easy Creole, 1761 Alcatraz Ave. The event, co-hosted by the Berkeley Chamber of Commerce, will feature “soulful Cajun ...
Iconic reggae band, Akae Beka, for Nairobi concert
  –  May 21, 2017
Akae Beka, a roots reggae band from Saint Croix, US Virgin Island, will be performing in Kenya this weekend. The show, slated for Saturday at the Carnivore Simba Saloon in Nairobi, will also feature Kenyan acts such as Nazizi, Lavosti, Jahpila, Ras Mtapa ...
International Roots Reggae Band To Perform In Carnivore
  –  May 16, 2017
The International roots reggae band by the name Akae Beka, the voice of midnight, is set to perform at the carnivore Gardens on the 27 th May, 2017. The same reggae band will curtain raise for the legendary super star Damian jnr Gong Marley on the same ...
Granta’s best young authors, Elizabeth Strout’s new novel, & a conversation with Ishion Hutchinson
  –  May 1, 2017
Leah Mirakhor interviewed National Book Critic Circle Award Winner for Poetry Ishion Hutchinson in the LA Times.Hutchinson talks about the influences of Reggae artists such as Lee Scratch Perry and Vaughn Akae Beka Benjamin. She also reviewed Hari Kunzru ...
JAMAICA: Billboard Chart Watch | Four new entries on listing
  –  April 22, 2017
Top of the heap is Hearts of Fire (Christafari), which has debuted at number one. The other new albums are Jahsayado by Akae Beka (number six), Dubtopia by Gentleman's Dub Club (number eight) and Harmonies by Lord Echo (number 13). At number 11 ...
Ishion Hutchinson on his poetry and the inspiration of Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
  –  April 22, 2017
You have discovered musicians like Lee “Scratch” Perry and Vaughn “Akae Beka” Benjamin as poets. Can you tell us a bit about what they’ve meant to you? Oh yeah. I would say, particularly with Lee “Scratch,” I’ve always thought of him as a ...
Ishion Hutchinson on his poetry and the inspiration of Lee 'Scratch' Perry
  –  April 20, 2017
In Ishion Hutchinson’s breathtaking poetry collection “House ... You have discovered musicians like Lee “Scratch” Perry and Vaughn “Akae Beka” Benjamin as poets. Can you tell us a bit about what they’ve meant to you? Oh yeah.
 
New Items