We are all allowed
one leap of faith
one reckless decision
one act of sheer rebellion
in this life, right?
I’m ready to cash mine in. 6 more words
British rapper, poet and political commentator Akala visits Jamaica to examine the cultural and sociological significance of Rastafari and its music.
It’s a complicated synergy of the Old Testament and the teachings of pan-Africanist Marcus Garvey who predicted in the 1920s that “a black king shall be crowned in Africa” ushering in a “day of deliverance.” When the Ethiopian prince Ras Tafari – who was also known as Haile Selassie I – became Emperor in 1930, the descendants of slaves in Jamaica took this as proof that Garvey’s prophecy had come true. 9 more words