Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Video: Count Ossie and the Mystic Revelation of Rastafari performing in Jamaica, 1966


Many people think, that Reggae is Rasta Music and yes, to a very large degree this is so. However, when you really want to know the Rastaman's Rhythm, you must check out the Nyabinghy rhythm.

Nyabinghy means "Death to black and white downpressors", and was introduced as a rhythm by Count Ossie, somewhere in the early 1960's.

In this historical footage, shot during Haile Selassie's visit to Jamaica in 1966, we will see the Count himself as he performs the rhythm to celebrate the visit of the Ethiopian Lion of Judah.


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