Rastafarian


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Rastafarian

(răs-tă-fă′rē-ăn)
A religious cult that originated in Jamaica in the 1930s and has members in the Caribbean, Europe, Canada, and the U.S. It is of medical importance because cult members' dietary practices may lead to vitamin B12 deficiency with subsequent neurological disease, megaloblastic anemia, or both.
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But the 35-year-old showman once left an audience in disgust with a string of foulmouthed jibes at Rastafarians and Pakistanis.
The employee claimed in the suit, which was filed nearly two years ago, that US Airways retaliated against him when he complained about the company's failure to allow him to wear dreadlocks, which he said were an expression of his Rastafarian beliefs.
7] As Jos eph Owens explains, "Basic to Rastafarian conception of divinity is this.
Meanwhile, Princess Margaret runs the black market on the estate and Charles becomes a Rastafarian eco-warrior.
Children of 1980s-era reggae star Denroy Morgan--hence the group's name--and leading exponents of the kind of roots reggae pioneered by Bob Marley and their father, the quintet challenges the idiom's status quo on tracks like "Reggae Road Block," which laments the overly controlled radio and television outlets that emphasize superficial recordings at the expense of more expressive works, and the album's title track, which informs Jamaican youth they don't have to wear dreadlocks to be Rastafarian.
The association was first made thirteen years ago in William Gibson's pioneering cyberpunk novel Neuromancer (Axiom includes an excerpt in its liner notes), which features the Zionites, a group of dub-listening Rastafarian satellite dwellers.
Under the guidance of musician and collaborator Junior "Gabu" Wedderburn, they were inspired by the Rastafarian movement, which combines political protest and resistance with Old Testament teachings, and by the Nyabinghi ceremony, a rite that traditionally lasts anywhere from three to twenty-one days.
Joseph Owens in his book Dread, the title referring to the Rastafarian dreadlock hairstyle.
Burning Spear's musical, cultural and spiritual journey since the '60s has been profound, representing the pinnacle of progressive roots rock reggae -- and in 2000, the charismatic, dreadlocked Rastafarian was honored with a Grammy for Best Reggae Album.
WHITE Dee has been forced out of her Benefits Street home after racial abuse of her two children and new Rastafarian boyfriend.
e Handsworth-born Rastafarian reportedly su"ered a heart attack after a gym workout on Monday.
I feel like I've always been Rastafarian," Fox News quoted Snoop as saying of the spiritual Jamaican movement.