In recent years, Nyahbinghi Rastafarians gathered in Marondera to pray for peace in Zimbabwe, (4) publicly demonstrating the Rastafari contribution through their peaceful and shared One Love ethos.
For the purposes of this article, I will focus in the following paragraphs on the beliefs and practices of Nyahbinghi Rastafari Houses in Zimbabwe--such as Chaminuka, Marcus Garvey, Marondera, Cherutombo, and Khami Army--mainly following Sibanda, (10) except where indicated otherwise.
The Nyahbinghi Order recognizes the divinity of Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia, whom they declare as the almighty representing the whole Trinity of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
All of these elements served to sharply distinguish the organization from other segments of the Rastafari movement (the Ethiopian World Federation, Ethiopia Africa Black International Congress, Theocratic Nyahbinghi
Order, and so on).
6) The Nyahbinghi
cult developed in Jamaica in the 1930s as an orthodox order of Rastafarianism (Turner 1994, 30).
Grantee: NYAHBINGHI ORDER OF SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES
Description : Nyahbinghi Order of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
The study utilises the case of the Marcus Garvey Rastafari House of the Nyahbinghi Order in the low income and high-density suburb of Epworth in Harare, Zimbabwe.
Therefore, Rastafarians use the ancient Nyahbinghi philosophy to refer to all 'downpressors' and repressive structures, whether from blacks or whites as 'Babylon' whilst the restoration of both physical and mental oppression restores their 'Zion', dignity and self-respect.
Notwithstanding the negative images that the sections of the Zimbabwean society have held, today, the country is a home to several Nyahbinghi Rastafari Houses located in different towns and cities.
National and King of Kings Trust got pounds 10,000 to provide a programme of activities celebrating the rural origins, culture and ancestry of young people with African-Caribbean parentage.
His influences comes from his roots in gospel, devotional, bhajans, kirtan, nyahbinghi
, reggae, folk, blues, jazz and rock.