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Midnite will perform at Bob Marley celebration

In a month-long tour that extends from Missouri to Hawaii in honor of Bob Marley’s birthday, St. Croix-based Midnite will play in Nevada City this Wednesday.

Midnite’s originals address topics including social issues, political consciousness and spirituality. Songs appear raw and rootsy as heavy drum and bass patterns are used instead of extensive remixes, overdubbing and other musical refinements.

“Gainde” Ron Benjamin, keyboardist and musical director, and his brother, Vaughn Benjamin, lead vocalist and principle songwriter, founded the roots reggae group in 1989.

Midnite moved to Washington, D.C., for six years, playing regularly to full houses before returning to St. Croix in 1999. Three years later, Midnite finished its third, fourth and fifth CDs, which were “Jubilees of Zion,” “Seek Knowledge before Vengeance” and “Intense Pressure (Dub),” respectively.

Opening Wednesday’s all-ages show will be DJ Papa Redlocks from KVMR. Showtime is 8 p.m.; doors open at 7:30 p.m.

Admission is $15. Advance tickets are at Herb Shop Records, Briar Patch and Record Connection; online at jambasetickets.com and tickets.com; or via credit card purchases at 583-2801.

Miners Foundry Cultural Center is at 325 Spring St.

Call 583-2801 or 265-5040 for more concert information.

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