Monday, October 15, 2007

Imitate to Eradicate? (1)

Dubroom Online - Edition October 15, 2007


WWW, October 15 2007 - Do you have to be a Rasta to play Reggae? Do artists have to use Rastafarian concepts and colors in order to play "authentic" Reggae?

The answer to this is obvious, but not as obvious as one would assume. Because sometimes, it seems like the answer is "yes", though...

There are even artists who will publicly ridicule Rastafarian livity ("life style") but still use some outward appearance that resembles something "Rasta-ish"...

The bizarre aspect is, that these very same artists will often use their image to seriously attack one or more foundational pillars of Rastafari livity in the first place.

More tomorrow, JAH Willing.

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Messian Dread (Dubroom Webmaster)

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