Rastafari in the Promised Land: The Spread of a Jamaican Socioreligious Movement Among the Youth of West Africa

  title={Rastafari in the Promised Land: The Spread of a Jamaican Socioreligious Movement Among the Youth of West Africa},
  author={Neil J. Savishinsky},
  journal={African Studies Review},
  pages={19 - 50}
Parallel with and spurred on in part by the emergence of Jamaican reggae onto the international pop music scene in the mid-1970s, the Jamaican Rastafarian movement, whose origins are to be found on the island of Jamaica in the early 1930s, has within the past two decades managed to expand beyond its island homeland and attract a widespread and culturally diverse global following. Until now, the movement has drawn its largest and most committed following from among those whose indigenous culture… 

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