The story of the Rastafarians
December 3, 2017 4:27 AM Subscribe
On the day Emperor Haile Selassie visited Jamaica, a powerful storm broke out. The country, prior to the Emperor’s arrival, had been ravaged by famine and starvation. There had been no rain to water the crops for decades. The first time, in a long time, that it rained was when the Emperor set foot out of his aeroplane in that country. Jamaicans, from that time on, started to see the Emperor in a new light, they started to assume that maybe he was not just a person, but a messiah of some kind. Maybe even the messiah himself.
The above quote is a myth, but here are some facts about Rastafari. Before his coronation, Selassie was known as Ras Tafari Makonnen, from which the movement takes its name. Musician Bob Marley is the most well-known Rasta, and many of his songs have Rastafari themes.
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