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A Sociological View of Rastafarianism

- Organized religion is a duality between the religion and the church which represents it. Sometimes the representation of the religion is marred and flawed to those who view it because of the bureaucracy contained within. Unknown to those who gaze upon the dissolved morals and values of what is perceived to be the contradiction known as modern religion, it was never intended to be this way. Most religions started off as a sect, a minor detail on the fringes of the society it never wanted to represent....   [tags: Religion Sociology Rastafarianism essays]

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Parallelisms and Differences:Rastafarianism and Judaism

- Parallelisms and Differences:Rastafarianism and Judaism The two religions of Rastafarianism and Judaism embody many of the same characteristics, as well as their ancestry. Although the Rastafarians, at times, inaccurately explain the bible, their belief in the Old Testament is still prevalent. Many of the customs are almost identical, but the rationale behind the traditions and laws contrast greatly. In 1933, when Leonard P. Howell was arrested for using"seditious and blasphemous language,"to boost the sale of pictures of Haile Selassie, he stated that Selassie was,"King Ras Tafari of Abyssinia, son of king Solomon by the queen of Sheba."1 Howell knew that in later years factual informatio...   [tags: Rastafarianism Judaism Religion Essays]

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Rastafarianism in Jamaica

- Rastafarianism arose in the slums of Jamaica around the time between the nineteen twenties and nineteen thirties. It has a lot of inspirations of Christianity combined into its culture. Rastafarianism is a very interesting religion; it’s followers known as Rastafarians as well as Rasta’s or Rastafaris, derived from Jamaica to form a unique clan of Jamaican-English. For most Rastafarians what they believe is not a religion, but simply just a way of life. Rastafarians share their emotions about oppression, poverty, and black discrimination along with their religion....   [tags: Religion]

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Shinto and Rastafarianism in the Eyes of Max Weber

- Max Weber, a German sociologist, sees a religion as an agent of social change. While Emile Durkeim argued religion served to maintain social stability and harmony through the act of collective worship, Weber thought religion emerged to satisfy a social need in general. For him, a religion is shared values of any society, shaping one’s thoughts and giving people a sense of hope and something to believe in. Thus, it brings changes in social relations and produce real material effects by empowering and mobilizing them in realities....   [tags: Sociology ]

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African-based Spiritual Outlook: Rastafarianism

- ... Rastas also obtain many of the Old Testament prohibitions, like forbidding the cutting of their hair, and eating pork and shellfish. Rastafarians accept that Haile Selassie is the second messiah, but he is unlike Jesus. Jesus taught his people about his divinity, but the Rastafarian followers were the ones who declared Selassie as divine, even though he stated that he was only human. Rastafarians celebrate many holidays throughout the year, which happen to be different from other religions....   [tags: jamaica, afrocentric way, marcus garvey]

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Garveyism and Rastafarianism

- Garveyism and Rastafarianism I. Introduction In the twentieth century, two movements have emerged out of Jamaica in protest of black oppression and slavery, both mental and physical. The first to evolve was Garveyism, founded by Marcus Garvey, and was born in the aftermath of the First World War. Rastafarianism was the second movement to emerge, lead by Leonard Howell during the depression years of the 1930’s. Garveyism and Rastafarianism are both resistance movements based on the same ideal: consciousness and essentialism of Africa and its descendants....   [tags: Jamaica Natural Mysticism]

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How Does Rastafarianism Not A Very Well Known Religion?

- Rastafarianism is not a very well known religion. However, it is a lot more common than many people think. Although it is an Alternative religion mostly common in Jamaica, it is slowly becoming more popular throughout the world. The religion began in the 1930’s in Jamaica. It has only been 84 years since Rastafarianism first originated, but it has already gained many followers around the world. This religion is mainly about peace, equality, and unity. One might identify a Rastafarian by their long dreadlocks and easygoing personality....   [tags: Rastafari movement, Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia]

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Judiasm & Rastafarianism: A study of the Falashas

- Judiasm & Rastafarianism: A study of the Falashas In this research paper I will discuss the ethnic groups of Africans in the Caribbean and Jews in Ethiopia. Jews in Ethiopia call themselves Beta Israel which means `house of Israel.' They are also known as the Falashas. Falasha means `stranger' or `immigrant' in the classical language of Ethiopia (the Ge'ez tongue). I will also describe the culture of the African people displaced into the Caribbean who identify themselves as the Rastafarians and the connections I have made between them and Judaism....   [tags: essays papers]

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- Rastafarianism The Rastafarian religion has roots tracing to Africa, but it became well known in the ghettos of Jamaica. In these ghettos, a boy was born who would have an everlasting effect on the religion. This boy grew up to become a famous musician who then opened the world to the Rastafarian views and spread the Rastafarian message to thousands of people. Jamaica recognized his effect on the culture shortly before his death, which was mourned by millions. The man responsible for the worldwide recognition of the Rastafarian religion was Bob Marley....   [tags: Papers]

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The Connections Between Judaism and Rastafarianism

- The Connections Between Judaism and Rastafarianism Numerous amounts of religious groups have started and developed from experiences which have happened to them in the past. For example, Judaism and Rastafarianism are two religious sects which have been formed from former events which created and helped start these religions. There is also a strong tie between these two religions because they are two groups which have been oppressed and persecuted in the past which helped them unite and become one....   [tags: essays papers]

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- Rastafarianism Rastafarianism began as a religion of the dispossessed. In 1930, a prophecy of deliverance was fulfilled for Jamaica’s slum-dwellers and rural poor. Ethiopia symbolized Africa and the homeland for the slave-descended Jamaicans. Ras Tafari Makennen, in 1930, became Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia. Emperor Selassie claimed to be a direct descendent of King Solomon. Many Jamaicans were waiting for a black messiah. Selassie, who at his coronation was proclaimed Negusa Negast (King of Kings), and whose imperial name meant “Power of the Holy Trinity”, seemed to be the one....   [tags: Papers]

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Michael Manley and Rastafarianism

- Michael Manley and Rastafarianism Jamaica and it’s people have been involved in a constant struggle for prosperity. After gaining independence from Britain on August 6, 1962, Jamaica attempted to flourish under a democratic system of their own. The formation of the People’s National Party and the Jamaica Labor Party marked the beginning of this movement. During this time of exploration, Rastafarians residing in Jamaica were faced with little political support. Government objectives and reform were generally not concerned with the plight of the Rastafarians, and they were treated as a group of vigilantes....   [tags: essays papers]

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Reggae As Social Change:The Spread of Rastafarianism

- Reggae As Social Change:The Spread of Rastafarianism Throughout its existence, Jamaica has experienced numerous revolutions, riots, and various forms of social unrest. From early resistance by escaped slaves to all-out fighting to end slavery altogether, not to mention riots in past years, Jamaica has been in a constant state of resistance. All these efforts to make a change have created a Jamaican religion called Rastafarianism, and with it comes a very powerful means of transporting its message: reggae music....   [tags: essays papers]

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Jamaican Politics, Reggae and Rastafarianism in the 1970’s

- Jamaican Politics, Reggae and Rastafarianism in the 1970’s "In the last election Prime Minister X went to Ethiopia and met with the King of Kings and had a conversation with him. He came back to Jamaica and showed the people a Rod, which he said was given to him by the King, Haile Selassie the First, to bring freedom to the Black People of Jamaica. He carried that Rod all around during the campaign. The Rastafarians heard this; the Dreadlocks heard this; and this rod caused him to win a landslide victory for the Party....   [tags: Essays on Politics]

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The Rise and Impact of Rastafarianism in Jamaican Culture and Politics

- "I Light and I Salvation": The Rise and Impact of Rastafarianism in Jamaican Culture and Politics. The cries of pain and torture ring through the cold winds and water leaking through the cracks of the urine and feces soaked floor. Stacked side by side and on top of each other, Africans were brought from their homeland to colonies in the Western Hemisphere. Life made into a commodity to be bought and sold as an animal or machine, born to serve the dominant humans marked by white skin. In this way colonialism as a political entity was created to exploit the earth and its people in order to profit white Europeans....   [tags: Essays on Politics]

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Holy Zion A Study of Ethiopianism in Rastafarianism with a Focus on the Concept Of Ethiopia as Zion

- Holy Zion A Study of Ethiopianism in Rastafarianism with a Focus on the Concept Of Ethiopia as Zion Open your eyes and look within Are you satisfied with the life you're living. We know where we're going; We know where we're from We're leaving Babylon, we're going to our fatherland (Marley "Exodus" 5). In 1977, Bob Marley's lyrics reflected the ideology of Rastafarianism, defined by the New Dictionary of Religions as, "A variety of dynamic movements in Jamaica . . . since the 1930s among the poor landless men, inspired by Marcus Garvey’s Back to Africa movement and the accession of Ras Tafari as emperor of Ethiopia" (Rastafarian)....   [tags: essays papers]

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Marcus Mosiah Garvey

- Marcus Mosiah Garvey was a powerful black revolutionary and race leader who influenced a great many people in his time and continues to do so through reggae music. Many of Marcus Garvey's lessons and ideals have found a voice in the lyrics of conscious reggae musicians past and present. From internationally famous musicians such as Bob Marley and Burning Spear, to the music and words of The Rastafari Elders, reggae musicians have found inspiration in Marcus Garvey. For many reggae musicians, their work is about more than music, it is a tool for teaching the masses....   [tags: rastafarianism, reggae music ]

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Jamaican Culture

- Jamaican culture is more than just Rastafarianism and Reggae music. The Jamaican culture encompasses every aspect of life from beliefs, superstitions, and practices to art, education, and tourism. However, the most important aspect of the culture is the African roots that still exist today. Religion and music became essential parts of the slave culture for communication purposes and barrier breakers. Culture is 'the property of the individual and it's a property of societies' (Alleyne 9). Jamaica has a very diverse culture with original natives coming into contact with the Spanish and English....   [tags: Jamaica Culture Rastafarianism Essays]

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Social Intolerance Against Rastafarians

- In the article "Defending Rastafarians Against Social Intolerance" (The Tribune, 29 July 2000), the author Tico addresses the issue of social intolerance of Bahamians towards the Rastafarians. He states that Rastafarians have been rejected by society and harassed as if having dreadlocks is a crime. He says that Rastafarianism is a valid religion just like any other religion and in conclusion he states that our relationship with Jah is a personal one and if the youth want to know more about him they must do some soul searching....   [tags: World Cultures]

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Don’t Shoot the Sheriff: An overview of Rastafarians and the Legal System

- Don’t Shoot the Sheriff: An overview of Rastafarians and the Legal System Rastafarianism is a way of life… for many it is the only way of life. Growing up under a certain religion instills varying values and understandings into one’s moral fiber. These values are what shape a human’s character. In some countries, the government is trying to tell these peaceful people to disregard their upbringing and to conform to alien ways. Every religious sect has its own traditions and historical rituals that they abide to....   [tags: essays papers]

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The Rastafarian Religion

- While some will call Rastafarianism a religion, others will say that Rastafarianism is a kind of spiritual consciousness because the Rastas lack a great deal of what is central for other religions while still retaining a belief in a God. There aren't too many organised Rasta 'churches', and the closest thing you would come to a church will probably be Rasta organisations like 'The Twelve Tribes of Israel', the 'Nyabinghi Order' and especially the 'Bobo Dreads'. Rastafarianism also lacks a confession of fate, which most other religious systems will have....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Exodus: Movement of Jah People

- Rastafarian people share similarities with their role models, the Israelites, from the Biblical Book of Exodus. They are connected through Rastafarianism, a postcolonial religion the Jamaicans created, where the oppressed people sought to return to their ancestral promised land. Songs from Bob Marley such as “Africa Unite,” “Buffalo Soldier,” and “Exodus” display the Jamaican’s overcoming the European colonialism, how urgent it is to unite as one African body, and to return to Ethiopia. This is just like the Book of Exodus when Moses led his fellow oppressed Israelite community out of Egypt from the harsh ruler and returned to Israel....   [tags: rastafarian people, bible, exodus]

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The Movement Of The Black Slums Of Jamaica

- Rastafarianism is one of the most powerful cultural forces among youths in Jamaica. It has been recognized as one of the most popular Afro-Caribbean religions of the late twentieth century, but also as one of the leading cultural trends in the world. This religion claims to be composed of African-centered Christians. Rastafarianism is a newly recognized religion, which includes its history, beliefs, and practices that were and still are considered controversial to many. The Rastafari movement began in the black slums of Jamaica during the 1930 's, when Africa (considered Ethiopia by Europeans) was undergoing colonization....   [tags: Rastafari movement, Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia]

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The Rastafarian Movement in Jamaica

- Introduction and Background The aim of this research proposal is to gain a full understanding of the cultural experience that was experienced by the researcher. Each person was afforded the task in choosing a place to visit that would exhibit the cultural practices. For the purposes of this research the Bobo Shanti village was picked because of interest in the Rastafarian culture. The visit was made to the Bobo Shanti camp in Bull Bay, St. Andrew in order to find information for this research paper....   [tags: religious belief, faith]

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To Be Someone, To Belong:The Black Womyn's Experience in Rastafari

- "To Be Someone, To Belong":The Black Womyn's Experience in Rastafari Introduction Upon seeing various Jamaican films and listening to various reggae artists, a constant question running through my mind was,"Where are all the womyn?"In all of the films it seemed as though there were virtually no womyn in Jamaica, and those that were there were only on the periphery, not playing a main role in everyday life. Those films that depicted the Rastafarian way of life seemed to show no womyn in them either....   [tags: essays papers]

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Rastafarian Symbolism In The Visual Arts

- Rastafarian Symbolism In The Visual Arts Works Cited Missing [NOTE: BECAUSE OF CONCERN ABOUT RIGHTS, WE HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO POST THE IMAGES THIS ESSAY REFERS TO] "Art has the power of liberating man from certain drudgeries and their way of life. A man who was born in the ghetto can't afford to be a Sunday painter, his whole life is involved in getting across his ideas; Rastafarianism, politics, Black culture and all that. Even our meeting here now is an artistic involvement. Some people do art with love here, politics there and so forth; now, to me art is one cosmic consciousness....   [tags: VIisual Arts Art]

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Religion Is A Tool Used By The Society

- The material that we have covered in this portion of the semester had been my favorite of all the segments that we have covered so far. I have been more interested in these subjects than any other that we have covered. I found it particularly interesting to find that religion is a tool used by the marginalized to achieve comunitas and it is also a tool used to destroy the marginalized in sects such as Christian Identity. Before taking this class, I had only really viewed religion as something that others do to create a community, not as something that those individuals did to maintain a distance from the rest of society at large....   [tags: Religion, Christianity, God, Judaism]

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Nature in the Rastafarian Consciousness

- Nature in the Rastafarian Consciousness Living in harmony with the environment and the laws of Nature is one of the central ideas of Rastafarianism. To live in accordance with the Earth is to live in accordance with Jah; it is incorporated into the morality that is Rastafarian consciousness. The Rasta's reverence for nature is influenced by the traditional African religions which are still practiced in Jamaica and which have also influenced Christianity on the island tremendously. Hinduism, too, has influenced many Rastafarian beliefs and practices....   [tags: essays papers]

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The Origins of the Rastafarian Movement

- The Origins of the Rastafarian Movement Rastafarianism is a fascinating world religion that began in the 1930s in Jamaica. This movement was set forth to make the black population not to feel oppressed to the whites. In this movement the culture of a Rastafarian spread, but what the people outside of this culture enjoyed the most from a Rastafarian is reggae. This brought about many singers, but the main one was Bob Marley. "Rastafarianism is a politico - religious movement that developed in Jamaica in the 1930s and has since grown to become a world religion; its original prophets proclaimed the divinity of Emperor Haile Selassie (Ras Tefari) of Ethiopia and predicted the imminent repatriat...   [tags: Papers]

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The Movement Of The Slums Of Jamaica On September, 1930, By Marcus Garvey

- Rastafarianism was founded in the slums of Jamaica on November 2nd, 1930, that was based on a movement in 1920, by Marcus Garvey. This movement was named after Ras Tafari Makonnen, who was crowned the Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia when the movement started. The term “Rastafarianism” is disliked by many in the movement because the “isms and schisms” characterize the corruption and oppression that white society was known for (in their perspective) and was believed to be the term given by the same people....   [tags: Rastafari movement, Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia]

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Reflection On ' The Babylon '

- Reflection on Ed Skopal Ed Skopal is a former Virginia Tech graduate who chose not to conform to the western society’s definition of success. He felt that America was “dying” because they forgot their instruction to live in this world. While Skopal abandoned America’s view on success he went on to a different ideology, a Rastafarian one. He began by meeting with some of the key players in the Rastafarian religion such as Ras Touzal Jah whose quotes were, “Only our heart can change the nation”....   [tags: Rastafari movement, Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia]

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The Mirroring Lives of a Jamaican and a Rastafarian

- The Mirroring Lives of a Jamaican and a Rastafarian Introduction This paper is a series of two interviews that I had over the course of the semester. I used both of the interviews as a series of research. I then used this research and supported it with published work. The first interview occurred when I was in Jamaica. I randomly crossed paths with Peter. He informed my friends and I that he was a Rastafarian. We spoke with him for about two hours on the beach. He informed us about his religion and his lifestyle....   [tags: essays papers]

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Roots And Ideology By Barry Chevannes

- Throughout Rastafari: Roots and Ideology, Barry Chevannes traces the beginnings of the Rastafari movements and the movements that gave birth to Rastafarian ideology, through both historical perspectives and through the narratives of those people closely associated with these movements. He begins laying out the groundwork of the Rastafarian movement at the slave trade, which gave rise to the institutionalization of racism and the subordination of black people in the “New World.” This racism, and its lasting effects on the social, political, and economic positions of black people in Jamaica led to a realization of the need to create a life, or a belief system, that would actually serve black p...   [tags: Rastafari movement, Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia]

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The Rastafarian Belief System

- The Rastafarian Belief system The belief system of the Rastafarians is that Haile Selassie is the living God for the black race. Selassie, whose previous name was Ras Tafari, was the black Emperor of Ethiopia. Rastafarians live a peaceful life, needing little material possessions and devote much time to contemplating the scriptures. They reject the white man's world, as the new age Babylon of greed and dishonesty. Proud and confident "Rastas" even though they are humble will stand up for their rights....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Reggae Español: Jamaican Music in Spanish-speaking Countries

- Reggae Español: Jamaican Music in Spanish-speaking Countries With its close geographic proximity to the Caribbean and Latin America, Jamaica has not only received influences from these cultures, but has also been influential on molding and forming an integral part of Spanish-speaking nations. The growing popularity of reggae and Jamaican culture as a whole is apparent all over the world, and is catching on quickly. Although there are reggae groups found in many of the Spanish-speaking countries worldwide, there is not much literature that has focused on their history or followed their progress, just like there is not much published work about reggae and Rastafarianism....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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History of Dreadlocks

- Various elements are combined to formulate the idea of style. They include the clothes people wear, the way one walks and even how people talk. However, one element that forms the relationship between style and lifestyle is hair. According to many people their hair is one feature that places them in a category separate from other individuals. This is the case with the dreadlock hairstyle. Dreadlocks have a very detailed and sometimes complex history and development. The first connotation of dreadlocks is usually Rastafarianism....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Emergence of the Political Rastafarian through Ras Samuel L Brown

- Ras Political: The Emergence of the Political Rastafarian through Ras Samuel L Brown In the 1920s, Marcus Mosiah Garvey preached a rhetoric of pan-Africanism, and of a Jamaican exodus to the homeland of Africa. One young and impressionable Jamaican, Samuel Brown was touched and motivated by Garveyism, and his self-taught schooling eventually laid a great foundation for a cohesive Rastafarian sect through political action. Although Rastafarians are a typically non-political group of people, some followers are schooled in the science of the Political, and some Rastas even hold elected positions in local, state, and national legislatures....   [tags: Essays on Politics]

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Growth of the Rastafarian Movement

- ... (89) Despite the often negative image projected in the press and other writings, the Rastafarian movement has grown at a rapid rate. In 1977, an estimated 75,000 native Jamaicans were followers of Rastafari (Davis and Simon, Reggae Bloodlines, 63). By 1988, Barrett conservatively calculated the membership of the worldwide movement to be 300,000 (2). Forsythe observed that Rastafarianism "represents a growing force wherever sizable West Indian communities are found--in Britain, Canada, the USA and in the Caribbean" (63)....   [tags: drug, religion, music]

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Bob Marley: His Music, His Words, His Legacy

- The 70's - musically, culturally, and politically - was a transitional phase, and a emotional link between two very infamous periods. This decade was also the recess from reality, in which people used music to escape from the real world leaving behind all their worries. People were consumed by appetites, addicted to their guilty pleasures, and soon there would be a price to pay. During the late 60's and early 70‘s, reggae music was created by combining the characteristics of the North American rock and African Jamaican music....   [tags: Bob Marley]

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Jamaica: History, Government, People, Religion

- Jamaica: History, Government, People, Religion      Jamaica is a tropical island, located in the heart of the Caribbean Sea. Around the coastlines are beautiful beaches with crystal clear blue-green water. In some respects, this is the majority of what people know about Jamaica. In this orientation text you will better understand Jamaica’s history, the people who live there, the many different religions, geography, and governments that have ruled the land.      The land of Jamaica is very small....   [tags: Jamaican History Historical Geography Essays]

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Reggae: The Music of Protest

- There are several theories about how the word reggae originated. The first theory claims that the word reggae was coined on a 1968 Pyramid dance single, "Do the Reggay (sic)," by Toots and the Maytals. Some believe that the word is originated from Regga, the name of a Bantu-speaking tribe on Lake Tanganyika. Others say that it is a corruption of the word streggae, which is Kingston street slang for prostitute (The Origins of Ska …,n.d.). On the other hand, Bob Marley claimed that the word was Spanish in origin, meaning "the king's music." Veteran Jamaican studio musicians offer the simplest, and probably the most logical, explanation....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Evolution of Reggae Music

- The Evolution of Reggae Music Reggae has sustained the test of time and remains one of the world's last genuine folk music. The evolution of Reggae music can be traced back to the early 1900's with 'Mento', which is a simple music art form of Jamaican folk music with strong African roots. Reggae music is protest songs against racism, corruption and injustice. It has close links with a religion based around the Bible that is re-interpreted from a black's perspective, 'Rastafarianism'....   [tags: Papers]

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African Dread and Nubian Locks

- African Dread and Nubian Locks Malcolm X wrote of his “conk”: “This was my first really big step toward self degradation: when I endured all of that pain, literally burning my flesh to have it look like a white man’s hair. I had joined that multitude of Negro men and women in America who are brainwashed into believing that black people are ‘inferior’ –and white people ‘superior’ –that they will even violate and mutilate their God created bodies to try to look ‘pretty by white standards” (X 356)....   [tags: Papers]

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The Impact of Morals on Knowledge Creation is More Limiting in Natural Sciences than Arts

- The ethical judgment, otherwise known as what one deems morally correct and incorrect, is a term that numerous controversies have stemmed from based upon the confusion surrounding the question of what one deems right or wrong. The eternal struggle to answer such a question lies within the fact that for different knowers, situations and geographic locations, there are varied ethical standards. Ultimately, such uncertainty has resulted in limitations placed upon the methodologies utilized in knowledge’s establishment within different areas of knowledge, such as the arts and natural sciences....   [tags: Scientific Method, Ethics in Science]

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Buju Banton 's ' Untold Stories '

- Buju Banton- Untold Stories Buju Banton approach to “Untold Stories” talks about the current situation in Jamaica, detailing the trials and tribulations of the ghetto dwellers of Buju’s own Kingston, Jamiaca. But, through detailing the specific struggles of his own people, Buju lays bare the class warfare which afflicts poor people all over the world. Buju Banton was born Mark Anthony Myrie in 1973 in Kingston, Jamaica. Two decades later, Buju had become one of his country’s top DJs. (In Jamaica, the term ‘DJ’ refers to what we Americans think of as an MC or rapper.) The music was very popular and its best-known practitioners were rich and famous, but the often-explicit and sensationalistic...   [tags: Jamaica, Reggae, Bob Marley, Buju Banton]

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Should Marijuana Be Legalized A New Industry?

- Pot or Not. During the first breaths in the infancy of the United States George Washington proclaimed "Make the most of the Indian hemp seed, and sow it everywhere!”(Hope for Hemp). It seems that President Washington wanted to establish the many uses of marijuana as a major source of the success and prosperity of the US. Sadly in recent times marijuana has become an issue of intense controversial social, as well as political, conflict. Though there are a few negative aspects of marijuana, the positives far outweigh those said negatives....   [tags: Cannabis, Hemp, Cannabis sativa]

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The Life of Bob Marley

- Bob Marley is the most well-known Reggae musician. He did many great things throughout his life. Bob Marley had messages in his song lyrics and did whatever it took for them to be heard. He also helped and inspired many of his fans, as well as his family. He was also one of the few people that helped start a new genre of music and a new band that sang it. Bob’s songs, and the story behind them, is what effected society. Bob Marley had a tough life but he still managed to become one of the most famous musicians ever....   [tags: Music, Biography, Biographical]

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The, A Blend Of Religions

- In the last decades, new religious movements have got the attention of the media, scholars and even followers of established religious organizations. Some of them like Scientology are well known because many famous celebrities like Tom Cruise practice them. Others like Rastafarianism are known because of their strong political and social views. These new religious movements are creating a phenomenon in this modern time, especially in the history of religion. These new movements are often syncretic, “a blend of religions” (Molloy 473)....   [tags: Religion, New religious movement]

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Jamaica: Land of Inspiration

- Jamaica: Land of Inspiration Jamaica is full of diversity. From religion, to ancestry, and even geography, Jamaica is always evolving. From the towering mountains all the way to the warm and sandy beaches, Jamaica is a sight to see. However, Jamaica was not always a happy and carefree place. The Jamaican people have suffered from war, disease, and slavery. Jamaica is a small and beautiful country that thrives with culture and should be studied by everyone around the world. Geography and Climate Jamaica has a wide range of geography....   [tags: Caribbean island countries]

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Should Marijuana Be Legal?

- Marijuana is any form of the cannabis plant intended for use as a drug or for medical purposes. Currently, marijuana is federally illegal for both medical and recreational use. Marijuana has many effects that make it an effective medical treatment for chronic illnesses and its anxiety-relieving and euphoric side effects make it a recreational drug that poses little adverse side effects. Because of Marijuana’s possible medical effectiveness, personal benefit, finical gain and constitutional right, marijuana should be legal....   [tags: Cannabis, Recreational drug use, Immune system]

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Rude Boy Music In Comparison With Gangster Rap

- Rude Boy Music In Comparison With Gangster Rap Reggae music is a very powerful way of communicating a message to its listener’s. Reggae has evolved over time from many different types of music and lots of different forms from ska to reggae. The history of reggae starts over 400 years ago in the days of slavery. Under the severe oppression of slavery the African people tried to hold on the pieces of their culture that they could. Music and dance were among the most important cultural traditions retained by the African people....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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The Jamaican Hero

- He is an iconic figure and an inspiration to millions of people around the world. His name is Bob Marley. Marley had a profound impact on the world’s culture that still has a lasting impression today. His music inspired people everywhere to maintain a sense of calmness, and enticed the Jamaican people to keep peace during the country’s tough political and economic times. Marley also inspired many of the future reggae musicians, and his legacy still stands to this day. His songs become well-known for its messages of universal love and Biblical prophecies, and inspired people across the world to spread the message of peace and harmony....   [tags: Biography, Bob Marley]

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Indigenous Resistance

- Indigenous Resistance "MUSIC IS THE WEAPON OF THE FUTURE" The spirit of resistance is a powerful force in reggae music. In this essay I will explore the ways that resistance is manifested in reggae music and describe examples of indigenous resistance in Jamaica and Mexico. A strong example of indigenous resistance can be found in the Maroon communities of Jamaica. The Maroons were a thorn in the sides of white plantation owners and an inspiration and expression of freedom and autonomy to the Africans....   [tags: essays papers]

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The Twelve Tribes of Israel: An Organizational Movement

- The Twelve Tribes of Israel: An Organizational Movement The Rastafarian Movement has been one of the most important movements of our time. It has proved to us that it is possible to make lemonade out of the lemons that are dealt to us, and that violence is not the only way to deal with troubles or get what you feel you deserve. It has also provided a system of faith and following for over 700,000 loyal people. A Social, political and religious explosion with as few negative connotations as possible, Rasta is just about as good as it gets....   [tags: Twelve Tribes Israel Essays]

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Ital is Vital

- Ital is Vital Food is more than fuel for our bodies, it nourishes our souls and feeds our hearts. A significant part of Rastafarianism is eating Ital. Ital is a rastafarian term for a saltless and vegetarian diet. Not all rastafarians strictly follow this diet, however it is held as an ideal. In Nyabinghi ceremonies, eating Ital is part of the ritual protocol for all participants. There are many different aspects of an Ital diet, many different singular beliefs and philosophies on eating Ital, however, there are a few unifying beliefs that exist....   [tags: essays papers]

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- Images of Roots, Rock, Reggae… "This small space became my canvas and window to introduce reggae visually to the world." -Neville Garrick, a reggae album cover artist. In my opinion (and what I’ve learned from this class), is that art is a great means of self-expression. To me, art is a visual stimulator, an educator, and the source of a deeper meaning that the artist only truly knows. Artists such as Picasso, Monet, and Van Goh have provided us with masterpieces to interpret and enjoy, although, as I’ve also learned, you don’t have to be a renowned artist in order to make a statement....   [tags: essays papers]

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Bob Marley

- Bob Marley “Bob walked on to the stage in what I would later recognize as his inimitable saunter. It was awesome to watch him immediately memorize the crowd with his presence. His guitar slung over his shoulder, his Rasta locks flowing in unrestricted freedom, he generated a raw power of personality that overwhelmed his worshipers. Sounding his opening refrain “Hail Jah Rastafari!” and without another word he immediately launched into his opening song, “Concrete Jungle,” which immediately brought the crowd to its feet.” Robert Nesta Marley, was born on February 6, 1945....   [tags: Papers]

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Marcus Garvey’s Legend, its Influence, Accomplishments, and Effects on the Rastafarian Movement and Reggae Musicians

- Marcus Garvey’s Legend, its Influence, Accomplishments, and Effects on the Rastafarian Movement and Reggae Musicians "A race without authority and power is a race without respect." PARTI: INTRODUCTION Marcus Mosiah Garvey was a man that lived a life with a mission. Although his journey may have seemed impossible, his never-ending strength and dedication caused many people’s dreams and wishes to become realities. Garvey is considered a prophet by his followers, because of the inspiration he brought to the black race....   [tags: essays papers]

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One Love A Look into the Life of Bob Marley

- One Love A Look into the Life of Bob Marley One Love Bob Marley is a name most people know but his accomplishments and dedication to music is often overlooked. Bob was more than just a reggae artist he was an inspiration to country of Jamaica. He was role model to the poverty stricken island and gave hope to many people. He was a god. His influence spread around the world. His dreams are still alive and will live on in the hearts of his people. Bob Marley was born on February 6, 1945 in his grandfather’s house....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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The Influence of Bob Marley's Absent, White Father

- “My fadda was a guy yunno, from England here, yunno. Him was like…like you can read it yunno, it’s one o’dem slave stories: white guy get the black woman and breed her. He’s a English guy…I t’ink. Cos me see him one time yunno. My mother. My Mother African.” (Bob Marley, 1978) The psychological aftermath of being an abandoned child of a biracial marriage was something that heavily influenced reggae superstar Bob Marley for his entire career. Many of Marley’s most loyal fans and the vast majority of reggae enthusiasts are unaware that he was, indeed, born to a white father, Captain Norval Marely, and a black mother, Cedella Booker....   [tags: Bob Marley Essays]

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Weber's Approach to Religion and Sociology

- Weber's Approach to Religion and Sociology Weber's general approach to sociology is known as <'verstehen' sociology; that human action is directed by meaning and that action can only be understood by appreciating the world-view of the social actor concerned. Since religion is an important component of the social actors' world-view, religious beliefs can direct social action, and hence bring about social change....   [tags: Sociology Essays]

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The Rastafarian Movement

- The Rastafarian Movement Since its founding in the 1930s, the Rastafarian movement has grown to the point where it has become a major cultural and political force in Jamaica. During its existence, the movement has challenged Jamaica's neo-colonialist society's attempts to keep whites at the top and blacks at the bottom of the socio-economic structure. Because of its controversial actions, the movement has evoked responses from observers that range from "hostility" to "curiosity" (Forsythe 63)....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Bob Marley and Reggae

- Bob Marley and Reggae Bob Marley was a Jamaican singer, guitarist and songwriter who achieved international stardom. What are the origins of Reggae. The origins of Reggae start with African music as the people of Jamaica are descendants of the African slaves who were brought to the island. African music is based around rhythm patterns, and rhythm and beat are the most important features of Reggae. Also there is the influence of other Caribbean music such as Calypso and the associated instruments such as steel drums which can be heard on Bob Marley songs such as 'One Love.' When did Reggae begin....   [tags: Papers]

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- Religious Education- Original Writing In my Religious Education lessons I have studied many different religons and managed to broaden my knowledge on different practices and life styles of people all over the world. Now my school term is ending I have been given the task to choose from different topics, I decided to choose the task of taking 3 religions and comparing their beliefes. I have chosen the religions Judaism, Islam and Rastafarianism. I am going to begin with Judaism- Judaism - Jews believe that actions are very important no matter how much you have studied about the Jewish religion and no matter how high your title may be, if your actions aren't ple...   [tags: Papers]

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Cultural and Technical Metaphors

- Cultural and Technical Metaphors Intro Everyday conversation is riddled with metaphoric analogies. Most often, they go unrealized by the speaker as well as the listener. Merriam-Webster's Online Dictionary defines a metaphor as “a figure of speech in which a word or phrase literally denoting one kind of object or idea is used in place of another to suggest a likeness or analogy between them (as in drowning in money)” (Metaphor 1). Metaphors are a quick and simple way of relating a message without divulging unnecessary details that would otherwise cloud the ultimate point....   [tags: Language Linguistics]

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- Rastafari is, before it is anything else, a way of life. It offers approaches and answers to real problems black people face in daily living; it promotes spiritual resilience in the face of oppressive poverty and underdevelopment. It produces art, music and cultural forms, which can be universally recognized and appreciated. More important, Rastafari provides a positive self-image, an alternative to people who need and cannot find or accept one elsewhere. Even with its black foundation and orientation, Rastafarianism is open to anyone, of any race, who chooses to discover and is able to accept it....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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- Buju Banton His voice is thunderous and piercing. With each lyric, he pounds away at our psyche and makes our bodies shake with rhythm. He has become the crown prince of Dancehall reggae in Jamaica, and is a force to be reckoned with in the Jamaican music scene. He is young, but mature and powerful, and his name is Buju Banton. Born Mark Anthony Myrie on July 15, 1973, Buju Banton has used his lyrical skills and pounding voice to take Dancehall by storm. He combines his own musical influences with those of Burro Banton and Bob Marley to achieve a sound and beat that is bringing generations of reggae listeners together for an enjoyable experience....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Bob Marley

- Bob Marley Bob marley was born February 6th 1945. He was a Jamaican singer, guitarist, and songwriter, a pioneer of Jamaican reggae music. Probaly Considered one of the greatest artists of the genre, he was the first Jamaican reggae performer to achieve significant international stardom. He was born in Rhoden Hall, Saint Ann Parish, Jamaica . Marley was learning the welding trade in Kingston when he formed his first band group, the Rudeboys, in 1961. The group later became known as the Wailers....   [tags: biographies bio biography musician]

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- Tropical Paradise In a quaint little village tucked away on a beautiful Caribbean island, lays the seaside town of Runaway bay. A town filled with deep rooted culture on an island filled with welcoming natives. The pleasant vibes of reggae music and Rastafarian culture flow from the hills to the sandy shores. This island rich with tropical fruits and spices is located in the heart of the Greater Antilles. History tells that the enslaved island once known to its natives as “Xaymeca”, has come a long way in becoming the independent nation known today as Jamaica....   [tags: essays research papers]

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An Overview of Reggae Music

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Should Marijuana be Legalized in Trinidad and Tobago?

- Topic: To what extent should marijuana be legalized in Trinidad and Tobago. In Trinidad and Tobago the use and possession of marijuana is illegal. This research paper therefore presents a discussion on the legal debate of marijuana highlighting the legal issues and discussing to what extent should marijuana be legalized in Trinidad and Tobago. The first legal issue that is discussed in this paper is the harsh or punitive nature of the Dangerous Drug Act and the classification of marijuana. Cannabis Sativa, or any other name it is referred to, be it Ganja, marijuana, weed, or “Mary Jane” under the Dangerous Drugs Act it is classified as a dangerous drug, and is included in the First Schedu...   [tags: current legislation, decriminalization]

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- RURAL PARADISE OR A CONCRETE JUNGLE. Over the course of the semester we have watched numerous movies (Heartland Reggae, The Harder They Come, Countryman, Dancehall Queen, Third World Cop, Rockers, and Land of Look Behind) that depict Rastafarians living in both the country and the city. Not knowing much about either Jamaican setting, I decided to take a closer look at both the urban and rural areas in which Rastafarians live and practice their beliefs. I wanted to see if the different settings had much influence on Rastafarians....   [tags: essays papers]

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Role of Marijuana in Jamaican Culture

- Jamaica is one of the larger islands within the Greater Antilles known for its sandy beaches, turquoise waters and an abundance of marijuana. The role of marijuana in Jamaican culture is multifaceted from its economic standpoint to the ties within the Rastafarian movement. Cannabis, the plant, has over sixty chemicals that can be used for medicinal purposes; these chemicals can be extracted into food or beverage, even some lotions for treatments. Even though marijuana is an illegal drug, marijuana plays a pivotal role throughout the country....   [tags: Drugs ]

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- FUNDAMENTALS: THE RASTAFARIAN LIFESTYLE The Rastafarian religion is unique in having few set beliefs to follow or doctrines to live by. Its African origins teach unity and love among all. There is no unified Rasta church, but it does however hold certain philosophies sacred and a number of principles true. People who believe that Selassie is divine or of divine nature are called Rastafarians. The religion is about justice and freedom of the Black race. It was born from the pains of oppression (Erskine, pg 161, 1998)....   [tags: essays papers]

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History of Rastafari

- History of Rastafari There are many misconceptions regarding the Rastafarian movement. These misconceptions have helped to fuel the fire of ignorance, which has lead, many to believe that Rastafarians are "heathen", "cult worshippers", "devil priest", "anti-Christ", "paganistic", "cannibalistic", "long haired", "witch doctors" who are to be feared and not trusted by anyone. These statements are far from the truth and absolutely have no credence. Many people question Rastafarians as to why, how, and when did the movement start....   [tags: Papers]

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Health Care Provider and Faith Diversity

- Health Care Provider and Faith Diversity: First Draft Healthcare workers come in contact with various cultures several times through out a day. It is imperative that medical staff be culturally competent and understanding that these different cultures come with their own set of spiritual beliefs that differ from their own. In this paper, three non-mainstream religions, Vodun, Rastafarian and Taoism, are going to be discussed and compared to Christianity in regards to their spiritual perspectives of healing, their critical components to healing and what health care providers should know when caring for people of these cultures....   [tags: spiritual/religious beliefs]

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Action Oriented Global Leadership Strategies

- Action Oriented Global Leadership Strategies in Nursing and Health Care Nurses play an important part in providing culturally sensitive care. As health care providers it is our duty to know one’s self and one’s own culture and beliefs in order to appreciate another culture. There are many different factions of Rastafari, just as Christianity has many different groups. But they all believe in one common doctrine. The dietary habits of Rastafari consist of mainly a vegetarian or vegan diet, however some Rastafarians do eat fish....   [tags: Nutrition, Medicine, Health care]

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Should We Allow Prisoners to Smoke Marijuana?

- BRUNSWICK DIVISION BRUCE TOWNSEND, a/k/a Ras Lazarus Azarel Nazari, Plaintiff, vs. UNITED STATES BUREAU OF PRISONS; JESUP F.S.L.; ROBERT McFADDEN, Warden; D. L. HOBBS, Warden; KATHLEEN HAWK-SAWYER; RONNIE HOLT, Regional Director; PAUL KENNEDY, Regional Chaplain; B.O.P. RELIGIOUS COMMITTEE; Ms. VICE, United Manager; Mrs. CHALFANT, Case Manager; Lt. B. RULEY; Lt. DUNLAP; Assist. Warden RUIZ; E. WILLIAMS, Case Manager, Chaplin O'NEIL, and JESUP STAFF KNOWN AND UNKNOWN, (Claim pursu~nt to 28U.S....   [tags: Legalization of Marijuana]

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Repatriation: Africa in the Horizon

- Repatriation: Africa in the Horizon The idea of the repatriation of Blacks to Africa is a theme that runs deeply within Rastafarian beliefs. Although the concept of Ethiopia being the true and glorious home of all Blacks is imbedded in Rastafarian beliefs, the idea dates much farther back in history. Dating back to the African slave trade beginning in the eighteenth century, Ethiopianism has influenced the Black race dramatically. People such as Marcus Garvey have raised the world’s awareness of the oppression of the Black race and his solution of repatriation....   [tags: essays papers]

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African Music of the Rastafari, the Rasta Community, the Dreads

- African Music of the Rastafari, the Rasta Community, the Dreads Nyabinghi music played at Rastafarian grounations, which includes drumming of at least three hand drums, chanting, dancing, spiritual use of the holy herb, and praise to Jah Rastafari, are considered the most important and inspirational meeting of Rastafari. The term "nyabinghi" is said to have come from a religious, spiritual, and political movement in East Africa beginning in the 1850’s until the 1950 led by a series of spiritually influential women and focused on military actions against white imperialists and colonialists....   [tags: Jamaica Africa Jamaican African]

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