MIDNIGHT RAVER | ROOTS/REGGAE/DUB/CULTURE

Akae Beka album news!

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Akae Beka just announced several US tour dates for its JahSayDo tour! Date           Venue                              Location Jul 29        The Manifestivus          Cabot, VT Jul 30        Milk River                       Brooklyn, NY Aug 31       Cornerstone                   Berkeley, CA Sep 01       Mystic Theatre              Petaluma, CA On the studio front, Akae Beka has wrapped two...
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I-Grade Dub | Dubwise Miami | May 31, 2017

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Included here for your listening pleasure is I-Grade Dub’s live dub set from Dubwise Miami, May 31, 2017. Laurent “Tippy-I” Alfred brings a blazing set to the reggae massive in Miami!  The set list includes many pre-release tracks from the likes of Akae Beka, Jahdan Blakkamore, and more!...
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Midnite | World Beat Center, San Diego, 2005

Another crucial chapter in the evolution of Midnite.  Check this performance from the World Beat Center, San Diego, 2005. Someone commented that I post so much Midnite/Akae Beka that I should change the name of the site to Midnite Raver….Look, when I witness greatness I feel obligated to...
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‘Teach Me Right’ Kiddus I (2017)

by Carter Van Pelt, June 2017 With nearly 700,000 inhabitants, Kingston, Jamaica can seem like a sprawling, complicated city, but it remains small enough that you can cross paths unexpectedly with people you know, or people you know of, without intentionally seeking them out. Off the top of...
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Akae Beka European tour highlights!

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Included here are several of my favorite highlights from the European leg of the Akae Beka JahSayDo tour. Our good friend Laurent “Tippy-I” Alfred is on the live mix for all tracks… Truly rare occurrence for Vaughn to perform “Scarface” live. This most crucial tune can be found...
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Rare previously unreleased Peter Tosh interview!

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Included here is a never-before released Peter Tosh interview with Randall Grass, notable radio DJ and chief of Shanachie Records. The interview occurred at the Holiday Inn, Philadelphia, PA on July 25, 1981, during his Wanted: Dread and Alive tour. Big thanks to our good friend Randall for...
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Riffin’ w/ Dermot Hussey (June 23, 2017)

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Included here is the latest Riffin’ podcast from our good friend Dermot Hussey. Riffin’ is Dermot Hussey‘s groundbreaking weekly podcast which features new and emerging artists in a variety of genres including world, reggae, latin, and jazz. Hussey spent his career in broadcasting and is recognized the world...
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