Uhuru Boys Productions LLC, the continuation of the spirit of Black Uhuru, (The first Reggae Grammy winners) and Vaughn Benjamin/Akae Beka have a long history of working together. However, “JahSayDo” is the debut album to be fully produced by Vaughn Benjamin & Uhuru Boys Productions.
Get ready to be taken to some new heights-“JahSayDo” is the fruit of the experiences of all the descendants of the motherland, as rendered through the lens of Vaughn’s decades of musical & life experiences. Listening to the latest from Akae Beka is an experience unlike anything that has preceded. So get ready to listen, learn, and hold a vibes with the newest material. Loyal Fans worldwide have long cherished the fact that Akae Beka’s lyrics span from the philosophical to the spiritual, historic, & everything in between.
Not only an expert level wordsmith, Akae Beka as an artist enters new rhythmic territories often. This genre-crossing album cannot be solely defined as Reggae due to the combining of old-school Reggae, Dancehall, R&B, Hip-Hop, and even some Jazz- Fusion (Often on the same track), all the while holding a reverence for H.I.M. Haile Selassie I. Whatever your lyrical language is, rest assured that this highly anticipated “JahSayDo” album will reach the hearts and meditations of many from all walks of life globally. Not surprisingly, to anyone who knows Akae Beka, the message of upliftment, empowerment, & encouragement can be found on every track.
After an incredibly prolific 28 year span Recording and Touring as Midnite Band, lead singer, song writer, and front man Vaughn Benjamin was compelled to rename himself as Akae Beka in 2015. Adding to his record-breaking catalog of 63 albums; averaging an astonishing 3-4 new albums per year, St. Croix’s Akae Beka soon dropped the album “Homage to the Land” (2015) followed by “Portals” & “Livicated” (2016), as well as numerous singles available online.
The Album Release coincides with a month-long full band European & African “JahSayDo” tour which kicks off mid-April at the Austin Reggae Festival (Texas). The band will then be performing live in the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, France, Denmark, Sweden, The Ivory Coast, & Kenya, then the “One Love One Heart” Reggae Festival in Woodland, California on September 2nd with more international & USA dates TBA soon. Honor and Majesty, give thanks. #Jahsaydo