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Until the philosophy which hold one race
Superior and another inferior
Is finally and permanently discredited and abandoned
Everywhere is war, me say war"

- Bob Marley, "War"
quoting from H.I.M Haile Selassie I

The roots, core beliefs and practices of Rastafari lie close to Bob Marley's music and philosophy. This section puts the religion in context and dispels popular misconceptions about the philosophy and lifestyle of devout Rastas.


Interview with Journalist, Author and Rasta: Makeda

Makeda has published the guide book "Rastafari: The New Creation", served as Jamaica's first Independent Senator in the Parliament, and was one of the first journalists to cover Jamaica's burgeoning Reggae scene in the 1970s. Islandlife asks Makeda about her life, the Rasta Information Service, the Rastafari Nation, herb, politics and music.

ORIGINS | MARCUS GARVEY | RISE OF RASTAFARI IN JAMAICA | HAILE SELASSIE I VISITS JAMAICA | THE HOLY PIBY | BELIEFS, PRACTICES AND SACRAMENTS | WHO WAS HAILE SELASSIE I? | INTERVIEW