Rastafarian roots reggae ‘till Midnite

Rastafarian roots reggae ‘till Midnite

“Midnite” has many associations. It’s a point in time, a character in both Marvel and DC Comics, a shade of unbelievably dark blue in Gap’s color catalogue, and it is also a reggae band. It’s common knowledge that reggae remains, in its most bona fide form, fossilized on the island of Jamaica. However, Midnite hails from St. Croix in the Virgin Islands, a place hardly associated with anything except vacations, and they’re aiming to change that. Founded in 1989 by brothers Vaughn (vocals) and Ron Benjamin (keyboards/vocals), they have cultivated their own unique style of roots music without straying too far from familiar traditions of classic reggae.

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