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

@article{Savishinsky1994RastafariIT,
  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},
  year={1994},
  volume={37},
  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… 
African Nazarites : a comparative religious ethnography of Rastafari and Ibandla lamaNazaretha
Two rapidly growing theological and cultural movements currently sparking global interest are Rastafari and Ibandla lamaNazaretha. Founded by the Zulu preacher Isaiah Shembe during the 1910s, Ibandla
Bumster Subculture and Rastafari Identity in The Gambia: The Search for Survival and Social Mobility among Marginalised Male Youth
The Rastafari Movement grew out of the obscurity from the Jamaican island homeland in the early 1930s, and with time metamophorsized into a leading and iconic socio religious and cultural movement
Islam, Youth, and Modernity in the Gambia: The Tablighi Jama'at
This monograph deals with the sweeping emergence of the Tablighi Jama'at - a transnational Islamic missionary movement that has its origins in the reformist tradition that emerged in India in the
“We Stand for Black Livity!”: Trodding the Path of Rastafari in Ghana
Rastafari is a Pan-African socio-spiritual movement and way of life that was created by indigent Black people in the grip of British colonialism in 1930s Jamaica. Although Rastafari is often studied
Leaving out of Babylon, into whose father's land? The Ethiopian perception of the repatriated Rastafari
This project is the first to investigate the way in which Ethiopians view the Rastafari, a post-colonial religious faith. Since originating in Jamaica in the 1930s, Rastafari have moved to the East
Chanting up Zion: Reggae as Productive Mechanism for Repatriated Rastafari in Ethiopia
Since the 1960s, Rastafari from Jamaica and other countries have been “returning” to Ethiopia in the belief that it is their Promised Land, Zion. Based on extensive ethnographic research in Ethiopia
The global–local nexus: popular music studies and the case of Rastafari culture in West Africa
Abstract Although the importance of African music has always been recognised, the number of ethnographically oriented popular music studies has remained quite modest on this continent. For this
Afrovision: rehearsing diasporic Africanism in a Tel-Aviv nightclub
ABSTRACT During the second half of the 1990s, an extended number of illegal African labor migrants arrived at Israel. Whereas associational life among them was based almost exclusively on their
JUMPING NYAHBINGHI YOUTHS: LOCAL ARTICULATIONS OF ROOTS REGGAE MUSIC IN A RASTAFARIAN DANCEHALL IN CAPE TOWN
The Rastafarian movement has experienced fast growth during recent years in South Africa and especially in the province of Western Cape. This article examines this process through an ethnographic
Transnationalism in the Caribbean: Formal and Informal
Comparing the effects of transnationalism in Central Europe with its effects in the English-speaking Caribbean reveals the unique features of the Caribbean: it is an area that has for centuries been
...
1
2
3
4
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 112 REFERENCES
The Baye Faal of Senegambia: Muslim Rastas in the promised land?
Spurred on in large part by the emergence of Jamaican and Anglo-Jamaican reggae music on to the global pop music scene in the mid-1970s, the Jamaican Rastafarian movement has within the past two
The Emperor: Downfall of an Autocrat
After the deposition of Haile Selassie in 1974, which ended the ancient rule of the Abyssinian monarchy, Ryszard Kapuscinski travelled to Ethiopia and sought out surviving courtiers to tell their
Ethiopia and the Bible
Traditionally Ethiopia has formed a bridge between civilizations, with Jerusalem as vital as Aksum in the national consciousness of the Ethiopians. In this volume, Professor Ullendorff investigates
Roots of Jamaican culture
This work sets out to challenge the Euro-centric approach to Jamaican history, and aims to show that the Jamaican people are agents in their own history, building and creating institutions and forms
Here for good : Western Europe's new ethnic minorities
Western Europes population increased by 10 million people between 1950 and 1975 largely due to labor migration from less developed countries. This development stage requiring mass labor migration
Urban dynamics in Black Africa
Abstract : Urban areas have been selected as the foci of the study because of their enormous importance to the countries in which they are located as well as to the international arena. Most urban
Popular Culture in Africa: Findings and Conjectures
  • J. Fabian
  • Sociology, Political Science
    Africa
  • 1978
Opening Paragraph One effect of specialization in the field of African Studies has been to prevent or hinder the study of subjects which, by their very nature, demand interdisciplinary interests and
Cultural Complexity: Studies in the Social Organization of Meaning
A rich, witty, and accessible introduction to the anthropology of contemporary cultures,Cultural Complexity emphasizes that culture is organized in terms of states, markets, and movements. Hannerz
The New Religions of Africa
This volume is an important and original collection of firsthand field reports and essays on contemporary African cults and churches. Using comprehensive ethnographic information, this volume focuses
New Zealand Listener
Three issues of New Zealand Listener magazine from the period 1972 to 1977. Includes article on Sam Hunt and poems: Volume 69, number 1694, 24 April 1972, "Down at Bottle Creek" by Pauline Swain,
...
1
2
3
4
5
...