This video is Akae Beka performing at Miners Foundry in Nevada City, Cali a Sister Kat production for the Coronation. Do forgive the audio drop out in the middle for 30 seconds as the power at the FOH console went out and the other time we had to change the battery in the camera. Much love to Nomotrouble123 Reggae for recording the video. Audio was done by Rockers Movement. Hope you enjoy the word, sound, power!!!
This is the number of the Kasbel; the principal part of the oath which the Most High, dwelling in glory, revealed to the holy ones. Its name is Beka. He spoke to holy Michael to discover to them the sacred name, that they might understand that secret name, and thus remember the oath; and that those who pointed out every secret thing to the children of men might tremble at that name and oath. This is the power of that oath; for powerful it is, and strong. And he established this oath of Akae by the instrumentality of the holy Michael. These are the secrets of this oath, and by it were they confirmed.
0:00 Roll Call/Like Rhyme
17:00 Begin The Day
26:26 Meditation/Rich Man, Poor Man
37:45 White Collar Criminal
48:45 Ras For A Reason
59:00 Zion Pavilion/Wasting Time/To The East/New Name
1:18:45 Late Night Ghetto/When Jah Arise
1:33:40 Proceed/Gathering/I Will Take My Rest
1:51:20 Kaaba Stone/Gates of Sheba/Heavy Low/Tasks to Accomplish/Healing Zion Place
Massive extended versions of many tunes. Kaaba Stone goes on for 50 mins. Amazing versions of Zion Pavilion, Late Night Ghetto…
Summer 1997, East Coast Flavor Recording Studios, Washington, D.C.
A small crowd of Rasta and conscious musicians converge on a small D.C. recording studio to record an album. No, not to record an album – those are the wrong words – to perform 10 songs live in-studio while an audio recorder is running. After several years of incessant touring up and down the east coast of the United States, Midnite, a struggling roots reggae outfit borne in St. Croix, Virgin Islands, enters the studio to perform 10 songs that were forged during late nights in front of small crowds inside of small clubs. Each song the equivalent of a time bomb set to detonate on the busy streets of Babylon at a time to be determined. The band is harmonizing together as one cohesive unit on the same vibration. This tends to happen when you are crammed inside vans and shitty hotel rooms for several years. They eat together. They sleep together. They are a machine lubricated with the anointing oils of His Majesty, Jah Rastafari, Emperor Haile Selassie I, Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judah, King of Kings of Ethiopia, Elect of God. As Vaughn Benjamin wails into the mic, eyes closed, head to the sky
“They can’t feel love yeah
Even when Jah show them love
They don’t know love
They can’t feel love yeah
I am the kaaba stone”
“Bushman,” “Love the Life You Live,” “Eyes Are the Light,” “Propaganda,” “Kaaba Stone,” “Due Reward,” “Don’t Move (Lion’s Dread),” “Meditation (Babylon Fruits),” “Mama Africa,” “Time and Time Again.” Each song will be performed and recorded live. Here in this small Washington, D.C. recording studio. Just like a live gig. Benjamin wails into the microphone:
“Did not this morning start with darkness
Well so does tonight
Alpha alpha and omega I
The beginning and the end”
Just raw, naked talent and pure instinct. Unpolished.
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