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16 Jan

Bob & Rastafari culture

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Bob and RastafariThe pan-African consciousness, progressive political ideologies and deep spiritual convictions heard in Bob Marley’s music were derived from his firmly rooted commitment to Rastafarian beliefs and its attendant lifestyle. “The combination of his own inquisitiveness and the profound depth and influence of the Rastafari movement transformed Bob Marley into an artist who reshaped reggae music and the course of world history,” says Carlyle McKetty, President of the Brooklyn, NY based Coalition to Preserve Reggae Music. “The intricate relationship between reggae and Rasta is seminal to understanding and preserving the reggae form and Bob Marley’s keen understanding and internalization of the tenets of the Rastafari movement have yet to be adequately explored.”

Rastafari Roots

Bob and RastafariMany principles of the Rastafari movement were constructed from the teachings of Jamaica’s Marcus Mosiah Garvey. Born in St. Ann Jamaica on August 17, 1887, Garvey was the founder of the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA)…

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