Marcus Mosiah Garvey

Marcus Mosiah Garvey

Marcus Mosiah Garvey, Jr., ONH (17 August 1887 – 10 June 1940),was a Jamaican political leader, publisher, journalist, entrepreneur, and orator who was a staunch proponent of the Black nationalism and Pan-Africanism movements, to which end he founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League (UNIA-ACL).He founded the Black Star Line, part of the Back-to-Africa movement, which promoted the return of the African diaspora to their ancestral lands.

HIM Haile Selassie I

HIM Haile Selassie I

Haile Selassie I (23 July 1892 – 27 August 1975), born Tafari Makonnen Woldemikael,was Ethiopia's regent from 1916 to 1930 and Emperor of Ethiopia from 1930 to 1974. He was the heir to a dynasty that traced its origins by tradition from King Solomon and Queen Makeda, Empress of Axum, known in the Abrahamic tradition as the Queen of Sheba.

Dreadlocks

Dreadlocks

The most visible characteristic of the rasta is her dreadlocks. The uncombed and uncut hair is an outward sign of many of the rastas inner commitments and beliefs.

Herb

Herb

Marijuana is used in some form. Not all rastas smoke ganja, most do. For many rastas "drawing herbs" is a common daily practice and growing it is a career. The rastas consider the smoking of herb a spiritually enlightening and healing practice.

Sound System

Sound System

The jamaican mobile disco, or sound system, is in many ways the most vital element in the development of reggae.

Jamaica

Jamaica

Jamaica, the island in the sun. Though a small nation, Jamaican culture has a strong global presence. The musical genres reggae, ska, mento, rocksteady, dub, and, more recently, dancehall and ragga all originated in the island's vibrant, popular urban recording industry.

Robert Nesta Marley

Robert Nesta Marley

King of reggae.

The Rastafarians

The Rastafarians

During the 70s, rasta became th ideology of jamaican music. The rastafarians emerged from the Kingston slums, dreadlocked and millenarian, in the early 30s as a religious response to Jamaica's racial history.

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