Akae Beka
Akae Beka live in Tilburg, May 11, 2017.
Akae Beka live in Tilburg, May 11, 2017.
Background information
OriginSaint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
GenresReggae
Years active2015–2019
Websitewww.akaebekamusic.com
Members
  • Vaughn Benjamin (vocals)
  • Edmund Fieulleteau (guitar)
  • Legrand Lee (Guitar)
  • Peter Willock (Drums & Percussion)
  • Ras L (Bass)
  • Suren Fenton (Keyboards)

Akae Beka is a roots reggae band who come 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]

Benjamin died on November 4, 2019.[5]

In 2020 Protocols, a posthumous album, was released.

Discography

  • 2015 - Homage to The Land
  • 2016 - Portals, I Grade collaboration
  • 2016 - Loyalty (Single), Iaahden Sounds
  • 2016 - New Page (Single), Iaahden Sounds
  • 2016 - Livicated, Zion I Kings and I Grade Records
  • 2017 - Jahsaydo, Uhuru Boys Records
  • 2018 - Kings Dub, I Grade Records (DIGITAL RELEASE)
  • 2018 - Nurtured Frequency, Haze St. Studios
  • 2018 - Topaz, Ocean Records
  • 2019 - Hail The King
  • 2019 - Mek A Menshun
  • 2020 - Protocols - Iaahden Sounds

References

  1. ^ "The Akae Beka: Vaughn Benjamin (of Midnite) & full band". Envision Festival. January 2016. Archived from the original on 2016-02-04. Retrieved 2016-01-28. http://www.envisionfestival.com/
  2. ^ Vaughn Benjamin (2015). Rockers Movement Innerview with Vaughn 'Akae Beka' Benjamin. Rockers Movement. Retrieved 2016-01-28.
  3. ^ "Ten Heavens of The Book Of Enoch: Akae Beka: Homage to the Land". Ras Elijah Tafari Lionart Productions (blog). November 2, 2015. Retrieved 2016-01-28. http://blog.raselijah.com/
  4. ^ "Midnite --> Akae Beka?". Sierra Nevada World Music Festival (blog). July 2015. Retrieved 2016-01-28.
  5. ^ staff, Source (2019-11-13). "St. Croix, Music World Saddened by Death of Vaughn Benjamin". St. Thomas Source. Retrieved 2020-05-04.

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