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Rest In Paradise Vaughn Benjamin Midnitre Akae Beka

Posted by Ras_Adam 
Rest In Paradise Vaughn Benjamin Midnitre Akae Beka
November 05, 2019 11:57AM
so sad about this
condolences to his family, friends and fans
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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/05/2019 10:25PM by Ras_Adam.
Re: vauhn akae beka ok??
November 05, 2019 12:08PM
hopefully this isn't so he's well loved around the world

reggaeville wrote:
RIP Vaughn Benjamin
Re: vauhn akae beka ok??
November 05, 2019 12:11PM
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November 05, 2019 01:15PM
please advise
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November 05, 2019 02:30PM
It’s being reported elsewhere also. @#$%& devastating. I should have gone to vegan fest. So sad. I haven’t been this sad since my Dad passed from cancer in 2012.

Heavy.com

“Blues, Metal, Reggae”



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 11/06/2019 02:10AM by Ras Matches.
Re: vauhn akae beka ok??
November 05, 2019 02:55PM
This one hurts.
Re: vauhn akae beka ok??
November 05, 2019 04:17PM
yes this is sad news.
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November 05, 2019 07:16PM
Super heartbroken today to hear this news...

I found Vaughn, Ron, Midnite and VI Roots in 2008 and instantly fell in love. Midnite came to Bend, OR and played a nice 2 hour plus set. I had never heard of the band, knew of VI Roots or had any idea what I was about to experience that night in 2008. Instantly, I was hooked to the word sound and power of Midnite. Right away, I knew that I had to hear more, I spent the next 10 years seeing the band as much as possible and purchasing every album I could get my hands on. The message in the music was as powerful as anything I had ever heard and the music itself was soul healing and put me into a place that I can never explain nor fully understand. Over the last 10 years, I was fortunate to catch the band close to 50 times and cherish each and every album that I have which consists of ever Midnite album every produced and most of the Akae Beka albums. Some of the best moments of my life were here in OR, CA and WA catching every Midnite set I could and fulljoying the vibes 100%. I was blessed to spend quality time with Vaughn and the band and always looked forward to reasoning with Vaughn whenever possible. Vaughn will be missed but his spirit and music will live on forever. We are blessed with the amount of live recordings that are available to us and we are blessed with a large catalog of music to fulljoy forever. Two sets that will forever stay with me besides the first set I caught in Bend, OR. The first one was at NWWRF in 2008 when Midnite came on stage at Midnite and played until 420am. The second was , Provolt, OR show in 2013 on my birthday 4/19 (thank you Juliette)

"Love the life you live, life the life you love"

RIP Vaughn and thank you for the huge impact you had in my life to this day.
Re: vauhn akae beka ok??
November 05, 2019 11:18PM
I was also there at NWWRF in 2008. Myself and husband stood near the front when they came on at midnight. We were definitely in a trance. We didn't move until someone mentioned that is was 420 a.m. I didn't feel tired at all, just revived and ready to start the new day.

I did see him at L.A. Vegan Festival in September 2019. There were very few people in attendance and it was strange seeing him perform in the middle of the day.

Rest in Power!
Re: vauhn akae beka ok??
November 06, 2019 01:47AM
Heartbreaking.

Vaughn/Akae Beka/Midnite - by far my favorite artist(s).

Grateful to have had the blessing to have seen them likely 100 times+ or so.

I feel sorry for Ron and wish him healing.

A very memorable show was seeing Midnite at the New Parish in Oakland a few years back. show started at midnight and ended at 4 am. non stop. amazing

Just shocking to lose such a talented, spiritual person. A person and artist that seemed to have much integrity.

His music has had a very positive impact on me- I will cherish all those memories to the end of my days.

thank you Vaughn

Healing to the Benjamin family and all who remember him fondly...
Re: vauhn akae beka ok??
November 06, 2019 01:57AM
Re: Rest In Paradise Vaughn Benjamin Midnitre Akae Beka
November 06, 2019 03:18AM
Shocking.

Love that reggae!
Re: Rest In Paradise Vaughn Benjamin Midnitre Akae Beka
November 06, 2019 04:23AM
I've been processing this news all day long. Truly devastating and heartbreaking. I'm basically at a loss for words but all I know is the world needs more Vaughn Benjamins!
Re: Rest In Paradise Vaughn Benjamin Midnitre Akae Beka
November 06, 2019 06:13AM
i agree its been a hard day. he was unique. a prophet in a way. i am glad we have good quality videos from nomo. he ll be with us a long time
Re: Rest In Paradise Vaughn Benjamin Midnitre Akae Beka
November 06, 2019 10:29AM
It's been a horrible day, but I didn't know why. I thought it was just one of those days. Now I know.
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November 06, 2019 12:23PM
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November 06, 2019 08:14PM
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November 06, 2019 11:15PM




Love that reggae!
Re: Rest In Paradise Vaughn Benjamin Midnitre Akae Beka
November 07, 2019 01:11AM
Good bye Vaughn, thank you for all those messages.

Giving thanks!



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/10/2019 04:58AM by AztecRasta.
Re: Rest In Paradise Vaughn Benjamin Midnitre Akae Beka
November 07, 2019 02:52AM
Blessed love phorum phriends
Give thanks for the love and support of the luminary Vaughn Benjamin over the years...
[reggaefestivalguide.com]

The world will mourn the passing on of a true legend – Vaughn Benjamin, Akae Beka
Nov 05, 2019 Latest Reggae News


St. Croix, US Virgin Islands – It is with heavy heart and endless gratitude for the teachings & music that we share the devastating news of the crossing over to the next dimension by one of the most brilliant, original, prophetic writers and chanters we ever had the blessing to know. Reggae Festival Guide will truly, deeply, miss our wonderful brother and beloved friend for over a decade – the mystical Vaughn Benjamin of Midnite Band, then Akae Beka.

Vaughn’s life & lyrics were Livicated to JAH and his music touched upon esoteric and ethereal realms of ancient and modern history, the sciences, metaphysics and beyond.

His perspective on Rastafari and life taught loyal fans around the world and will continue to be an epic example of a life serving JAH and spreading knowledge. He taught us so much we will be forever grateful for the heights!

The world has lost a true shining star and prolific teacher unlike any being to ever walk the earth. Vaughn and his brother Ron Benjamin created a new meditative genre within roots reggae, rooted in ancient Ithiopian chanting and toured the globe as Midnite for 20 years before Akae Beka.

With one of the largest catalogs we know of, approximately 73 albums as of this writing and many unreleased albums, we are blessed to be able to listen to his deep lyrics and spirituality for the ages, some call his work “Teachings set to captivating roots rhythms.” The gift of his music will continue to teach future generations.

Our hearts and deepest condolences go out to his family and fans worldwide.

We Give Jah The Glory for ever bringing this masterful orator to earth and now we say Rest In Paradise bredren & eternal thanks from the heart. We still can’t believe it but we know that Selassie I JAH is with you. Maximum RASpect and gratitude for your generous creative legacy.
Re: Rest In Paradise Vaughn Benjamin Midnitre Akae Beka
November 07, 2019 10:31PM
So deeply saddened by the passing of Vaughn Benjamin.Condolences to his family and bredren Ron. Words cannot describe what Vaughn meant to so many of us. I'll cherish the shows I witnessed and the time my band was able to open for Midnite way back in 2004. Rest in Zion Vaughn.
Re: Rest In Paradise Vaughn Benjamin Midnitre Akae Beka
November 08, 2019 12:13AM
Re: Rest In Paradise Vaughn Benjamin Midnitre Akae Beka
November 08, 2019 02:33AM
What a joy to experience this man and his sound..... From my first time at Raggamuffins in S. Cal 2000? to my favorite late night shows at Cafe Ibex here in Seattle, to the classic 4 hour sets at NW reggae. Vibes for days. So much love. Will be truly missed forever.
Re: Rest In Paradise Vaughn Benjamin Midnitre Akae Beka
November 08, 2019 01:24PM
is there a good discography that lists the "70 plus albums"?
that's a great body of work in a short time
a
Re: Rest In Paradise Vaughn Benjamin Midnitre Akae Beka
November 08, 2019 04:52PM
I will always remember first stumbling upon Midnite at the Monterey Bay Reggae Fest and being swept up in the low rumble, pumping keys and ethereal chants that stopped me dead in my tracks and captivated something deep inside. Ron on keyboards, bouncing with a huge smile...Vaughn inna trance...me, solo and well lit at the doors of perception, stood and swayed, just gobsmacked...until the very last note.

Few unknown bands have hit me that hard upon first impression. Fewer still carry that impact through years of shows and recordings.

So blessed to have been at so many great Midnite shows...SNWMF, the Santa Cruz Vets Hall, Moe's Alley, the Independent...they played so much around here, so many times.

Give thanks.
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November 08, 2019 04:53PM
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November 08, 2019 05:39PM
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November 08, 2019 06:12PM
Re: Rest In Paradise Vaughn Benjamin Midnitre Akae Beka
November 08, 2019 08:04PM
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Ras_Adam
is there a good discography that lists the "70 plus albums"?
that's a great body of work in a short time
a

Didn't count but this is what I have in my collection

A Touch Of Midnite Midnite
Ainshant Maps Midnite
Aneed Midnite
Anthology Midnite
Ark A Law Midnite
Beauty For Ashes Midnite
Children Of Jah Midnite
Children Of Jah Dubs Midnite
Free Indeed Midnite
Ina Now Midnite
Intense Pressure Midnite
Jubilees Of Zion Midnite
Kings Bell Midnite
Lion Out Of Zion Midnite
Live 94117 Midnite
Maschaana Midnite
Ras Mek Peace Midnite
Scheme A Things Midnite
Seek Knowledge Before Vengeance Midnite
Some Crucial Tunes From Midnite Midnite (believe this one came from Daniel directly)
Stand The Test Midnite
Supplication To H.I.M. Midnite
The Way Midnite
Treasure Midnite
Unpolished Midnite
What Makes A King? Midnite
Cipheraw Midnite & Branch I
Geoman Midnite & Branch I
He Is Jah Midnite & Branch I
Project III Midnite & Branch I
Kayamagan Midnite & Desmond Williams
Be Strong Midnite & Fifth Son
In Awe Midnite & Fifth Son
Let Live Midnite & Fifth Son
Momentum Midnite & Fifth Son
Standing Ground Dub Midnite & Fifth Son
Bless Go Roun Midnite & Higher Bound
New Name Midnite & Higher Bound
Weep Not Midnite & Higher Bound
Assini Midnite & I Grade
Jah Grid Midnite & I Grade
Nemozian Rasta Midnite & I Grade
Rule The Time Midnite & I Grade
Vijan Midnite & I Grade
Suns Of Atom Midnite & Lion Tribe
Standing Ground Midnite & Lion Tribe
Infinite Dub Midnite & Lustre Kings
Infinite Quality Midnite & Lustre Kings
Current Midnite & Mystic Vision
Current (Single) Midnite & Mystic Vision
New 1000 Midnite & Mystic Vision
Full Cup Midnite & Ras L
Thru & True Midnite & Ras L
Better World Rasta Midnite & Rastar
To Mene Midnite & Rastar
For All Midnite & Youssoupha Sidibe
Hail the King Akae Beka
Homage To The Land Akae Beka
Jah Say Do Akae Beka
Livicated Akae Beka
Mek A Menshun Akae Beka
Portals Akae Beka
Topaz Akae Beka

IIf you notice any missing titles, please let me know.

Such a great loss

JahSon
Re: Rest In Paradise Vaughn Benjamin Midnitre Akae Beka
November 08, 2019 10:26PM
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A Touch Of Midnite Midnite

That would be the compilation that I put together, burned and sent to about 30 radio DJs. If you are going to count things like that then there are hundreds and hundreds of releases.
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November 08, 2019 10:29PM
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Daniel
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A Touch Of Midnite Midnite

That would be the compilation that I put together, burned and sent to about 30 radio DJs. If you are going to count things like that then there are hundreds and hundreds of releases.

Thanks for the heads up. I was wondering about that one.

I thought the one you sent was
Some Crucial Tunes From Midnite.

Give thanks
JahSon
Re: Rest In Paradise Vaughn Benjamin Midnitre Akae Beka
November 09, 2019 12:29AM
Discogs.com now lists 52 albums and a few singles for Midnite and 10 albums for Akea Beka and few singles. There are 6 more collaborations Weep Not, New Name, Gather The Remnant,Defender Of The Faith, Kings Of Kush, Frontline Souljas. 70 plus works of music. Can you imagine the unreleased stack of music?

If this list is incomplete, please create a discogs and add to the list.

Midnite album catalog

Akae Beka album catalog

“Blues, Metal, Reggae”



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 11/09/2019 03:58AM by Ras Matches.
Re: Rest In Paradise Vaughn Benjamin Midnitre Akae Beka
November 09, 2019 01:17AM
here's a list of 70 releases by Vaughn Benjamin (choose SELECTIVE DISCOGRAPHY) (count em)

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blessid love
ras danny
higher reasoning reggae time
KBOO Portland, Full Strength Community Radio
*Love is a net that catches hearts like fish.*
-Muhammad Ali
*I don't like reggae, I love it*
Re: Rest In Paradise Vaughn Benjamin Midnitre Akae Beka
November 09, 2019 04:18AM
Thanks folks!

selective Discography
Midnite

1997 – Unpolished
1999 – Ras Mek Peace
2000 – Jubilees Of Zion
2002 – Seek Knowledge Before Vengeance
2003 – Intense Pressure (dub)
2004 – Scheme A Things
2004 – Ainshant Maps
2008 – Live 94117
2010 – What Makes A King ?
2011 – Anthology
2013 – Lion Out Of Zion

Midnite & I Grade collaboration

2001 – Nemozian Rasta
2002 – Assini
2003 – Vijan
2005 – Let Live
2006 – Jah Grid
2007 – Rule The Time
2011 – Kings Bell
2014 – Beauty For Ashes
2014 – Ride Tru

Midnite & Branch I collaboration

2003 – Cipheraw
2003 – Geoman
2003 – He Is Jah
2004 – Project III

Midnite & Mystic Vision collaboration

2006 – Current
2006 – New 1000

Midnite & Ras L collaboration

2004 – Full Cup
2006 – Thru & True

Midnite & Groundbreaking collaboration

2007 – Aneed

Midnite & Lion Tribe/Fifthson collaboration

2007 – Suns Of Atom
2008 – Standing Ground
2010 – Momentum
2011 – Standing Ground Dub
2012 – In Awe
2013 – Be Strong

Midnite & Desmond Williams collaboration

2008 – Kayamagan

Midnite & Rastar collaboration

2007 – Better World Rasta
2008 – Supplication To H.I.M.
2009 – To Mene
2009 – Ina Now
2011 – Treasure
2011 – The Way
2012 – Children Of Jah
2013 – Children Of Jah Dubs
2014 – Better World Rasta Live Dubs

Midnite & Higher Bound Prod collaboration

2007 – Bless Go Roun
2010 – Ark A Law (Lion I)
2013 – Free Indeed

Midnite & Iaahden Sounds collaboration

2014 – Stand The Test

Midnite & Lustre Kings collaboration

2007 – Infinite Quality
2008 – Infinite Dub

Midnite & Natural Vibes collaboration

2008 – Maschaana

Midnite & Youssoupha Sidibe collaboration

2008 – For All

Midnite & Various artists collaboration

2002 – Weep Not
2008 – New Name
2008 – Gather The Remnant
2009 – Defender Of The Faith
2009 – Kings Of Kush
2009 – Frontline Souljah

Akae Beka



2015 – Homage to The Land
2016 – Portals, I Grade collaboration
2016 – Loyalty (Single), Iaahden Sounds
2016 – New Page (Single), Iaahden Sound
2016 – Livicated, Zion I Kings and I Grade Records
2017 – Jahsaydo, Uhuru Boys Records
2018 – Kings Dub, I Grade Records
2018 – Nurtured Frequency, Haze St. Studios
2018 – Topaz, Ocean Records
2019 – Hail The King
2019 – Mek A Menshun
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November 09, 2019 08:48PM
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November 09, 2019 11:09PM
Here's the only video I can find of the original group of musicians that made up Midnite the first time they toured the west coast.
There're also live recordings out there (sound board) from Eugene and part of one from Tahoe - The one from Tahoe is missing some though.




Also on Youtube are clips of them as Midnite Ride, I had no idea that this was what they started as, but I guess you have to start somewhere.

Eternal grateful to the lyrics and memories of vibes shared with this band.
Re: Rest In Paradise Vaughn Benjamin Midnitre Akae Beka
November 10, 2019 03:22PM
This is the earliest recording I have seen of Midnite, super young, full energy, Vaughan rocking the open shirt, young lion bringing it.

First show for me was at Conan’s in Portland, 2001, Dezarie opened, and I was forever changed, went home and bought every album I could get my hands on. Full love and supper for Midnite massive, forever grateful for Vaughan, Ron, and the band’s works.

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November 10, 2019 03:31PM
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November 12, 2019 06:09PM
Just a shot in the dark because it’s driving me crazy..

Does anyone know the name of the tune by midnite where the lyrics are somthing about Christopher Columbus?

Thanks In advance smiling smiley
Re: Rest In Paradise Vaughn Benjamin Midnitre Akae Beka
November 12, 2019 06:18PM
Teachdem, that's some awesome footage. i'm currently about a 2-minute walk from where that video was shot (Freedom Plaza in Washington DC, ... the clock tower in the background is the former "Old Post Office" now known as the "Trump Hotel".

Not sure if you'll be able to open this link, but a friend of mine in DC posted a video on FB of Midnite performing at the Roxy in '94: https://www.facebook.com/DerrickParker7/videos/pcb.2807011165998041/2809783005720857/?type=3&theater



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Re: Rest In Paradise Vaughn Benjamin Midnitre Akae Beka
November 12, 2019 08:19PM
Well said, Anthony B:
"Real ICON Vaughn Benjamin Akae Beka/ never gone never forgotten he only transcended and transform..Long live the legend (Love)"







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November 13, 2019 01:04AM
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