Latest Rastafari movement Stories

2014-07-04 08:21:12

NAIROBI, Kenya, July 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- <start indent> "We know where we're going... We know where we're from... We're leaving Babylon... We're going to our fatherland." Bob Marley AFRICA24 MEDIA and CCTV NEWS invite you to a half hour of spirituality, music and celebration with "The Rastafarians: Coming Home to Africa". A movement, or to many a religion, the Rasta-far-I started in Jamaica in the 1930's. In the 1960's...

2008-09-05 00:00:16

By Elisa Bray Natty grew up listening to Bob Marley, but he cut his teeth with Razorlight. Elisa Bray meets him "I'm not much of a conversationalist first thing in the morning," Natty says with a friendly smile when we meet. It's certainly not true, but the 24-year-old north Londoner is only just getting accustomed to being on this side of the fence. Until a couple of years ago he was working behind the scenes as an engineer with some of the biggest names in indie music, including...

2008-08-09 00:00:20

The good people at Bad Eye Promotions will be celebrating 46 years of Jamaican independence by putting on a dance at Tramps in Bretonside Bus Station tonight. A bunch of local DJs will be mixing the music, with DJ Mike Good of Really Good Records, also known for playing with reggae band Roots Street, headlining the bill. Other guest DJs include DJ Jah Rastafai, Steppin' Razor, Raggadee, DJ Tris and Daddy Cooler and featuring 'Da Best Inna West Sound System' with Alex, Selector, Big...

2008-06-15 00:00:14

By Gayle Worland, The Wisconsin State Journal Jun. 14--Some things just lend themselves to an outdoor summer music festival. Sweat. Heat. Love. Reggae. So this is high season for JAH Boogie's Natty Nation, one of Madison's most enduring reggae bands. For 13 years the group has morphed and grown and vibed and toured, taken breaks, made comebacks and recorded four studio and nine live albums. And this year -- at last -- its wildly affectionate following rewarded it with more than just...

2006-05-15 05:09:08

LONDON (Reuters) - A UK judge on Monday dismissed a lawsuit filed by Bob Marley's bass guitarist Aston "Family Man" Barrett, who was seeking 60 million pounds ($113 million) in unpaid royalties from Island Records and the Marley family. Barrett, who has 52 children, had testified in London's High Court that he and his brother Carlton Barrett, a drummer for the famous reggae band who was murdered in 1985, did not receive much money following Marley's death from cancer in 1981. They...

2006-03-30 17:40:00

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has sued United Parcel Service Inc. on behalf of a Rastafarian, claiming UPS discriminated against his religion by refusing him a job because of his beard. The lawsuit, filed Monday in the New Jersey district court in Newark, claims that Ronnis Mason was refused a driving job in November 2004 at the company's Secaucus, New Jersey facility because his beard did not meet appearance guidelines. The suit says he was...

2005-12-11 21:11:12

Sinead O'Connor By Frank Scheck NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - Although the spectacle of a waifish, doe-eyed, shaven-headed white woman singing roots reggae might be incongruous, Sinead O'Connor overcame any reservations in her concert Friday night at New York's Webster Hall. Forgoing her past material to concentrate solely on Rastafarian-themed numbers, including every song on her new self-released CD, "Throw Down Your Arms," the Irish songstress managed to put her stamp on the...

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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'