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1. (Peoples) a Rastafarian
2. (Other Non-Christian Religions) the Rastafarian movement or religion
pl n
(Peoples) the rastafari Rastafarians collectively
(Other Non-Christian Religions) of or relating to the Rastafarian religious movement
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Noun1.Rastafari - (Jamaica) a Black youth subculture and religious movement that arose in the ghettos of Kingston, Jamaica, in the 1950s; males grow hair in long dreadlocks and wear woolen caps; use marijuana and listen to reggae music
cult - followers of an exclusive system of religious beliefs and practices
youth subculture - a minority youth culture whose distinctiveness depended largely on the social class and ethnic background of its members; often characterized by its adoption of a particular music genre
Jamaica - a country on the island of Jamaica; became independent of England in 1962; much poverty; the major industry is tourism
Rasta, Rastafarian - follower of Rastafarianism
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(54) The term priichin captures the mission of the Rastafari movement, an extraverted outlook that has spread the tradition all over the world.
Interestingly, in 1948, 50 years before TYOR was launched, Emperor Haile Selassie donated land in Shashamane, Ethiopia to members of the then newly developing Rastafari movement in Jamaica, and all African-Caribbean people, for them to return to.
Barnett, "The many faces of Rasta: Doctrinal Diversity within the Rastafari Movement," Caribbean Quarterly, 51(2), 2005, 67-78; M.
This position is not inconsistent with Rastafarian views as long as they acknowledge the divinity of Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia as the inspiration behind the Rastafari movement.
MacLeod describes the relationship between the Rastafari movement and the Ethiopian Orthodox Church which includes a brief account of Bob Marley's conversion experience to Christianity a few months prior to his death.
Many of the Doig paintings in the book either take their brilliant, shimmering colours from the intense light of Caribbean scenes, filtered through Doig's unique painterly imagination to issue in areas of blood-red water or bright orange shore, or suggest Trinidadian social rituals and symbols: a cricket pitch, a basketball court, a man dressed as a bat, a man carrying a dead pelican, the lion of Judah (a key symbol in the Rastafari movement).
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).
As a solo artist Bunny became more focused on his spiritual faith the rastafari movement. He has also written much of his own material as well as re-recording a number of cuts from the wailers catalogue.
Bob Marley was associated with the Rastafari movement. Do the Wailers also promote the Rastafari way of life?
Nine chapters are divided into three parts: the ideological and social roots of the return to Ethiopia; the Rastafari movement and the return to Ethiopia; the otrueo Ethiopians in Shashemene.
The Jamaican-born star, who died in 1981, was a member the Rastafari movement. He became a key proponent of the philosophy, taking its reggae music out of the socially deprived areas of Jamaica and on to the international music scene.
Those African bureaucrats who were unfamiliar with the history of Africa and Pan Africanism would not have known that the Rastafari movement had been one of the bedrock forces in the struggle for dignity, emancipation and unity.