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Rastafari

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Angelica Sauceda

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Transcript of Rastafari

Rastafari Subculture
History
When?
It started in the 1930's in Jamaica when Marcus Garvey said that the black race would be liberated soon after a black king was crowned in Africa.
Hailé Selassié I
He was crowned in Ethiopia in 1930, so he was now considered by four Jamaican ministers as their savior.
Why?
Rastafarians became a subculture because their beliefs where different from other christians in Jamaica.
Beliefs
Rastafarians accept a single God called "Jah" who has incarnated several times on earth including the form of Jesus and the latest Hailé Selassié
Rastafari
Before his coronation, he was known as Ras Tafari Makonen
Characteristics
Rastafarians practice the ritual of consuming marihuana ("Ganja") in order to increase their spiritual conncetions
They wear dreadlocks because it is seen as a rejection of personal vanity
Reggae identifies rastafarians cause they think is a way of liberation and an expression of social unrest
Rastafarians practice a vegetarian diet
Characteristics
Characteristics
Rastafarians use knit hats and clothes made with natural fabrics. Their clothes show the colors of Mother Earth of Ethiopia (Red, Yellow, Green)
They have different ceremonies in different dates during the year, where they sing and make rituals that are accompanied with bongos.
Characteristics
Symbols
the black five-pointed star: black man and black woman
the lion: represents africa as the Emperor Haile Selassie, or Jah same.
tunic: Members of Bobo Shanti wear tunic and turban, inspired by their leader Emmanuel.
Sources
"rastafari." Enciclopedia Moderna. Encyclopædia Britannica, 2013. Web. 30 septiembre 2013<http://0-www.moderna.eb.com.millenium.itesm.mx/ee/article-9426303>.

"Hailé Selassié." Enciclopedia Moderna. Encyclopædia Britannica, 2013. Web. 30 septiembre 2013<http://0-www.moderna.eb.com.millenium.itesm.mx/ee/article-9416322>.

"reggae." Enciclopedia Moderna. Encyclopædia Britannica, 2013. Web. 30 septiembre 2013<http://0-www.moderna.eb.com.millenium.itesm.mx/ee/article-9426469>.
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