"THE WAR ON REGGAE (2)" (WEBMASTER'S COLUMN)
WWW, March 12 2009 - Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Lucky Dube: many Reggae artists have fallen prey to the violent and lethal claws of Babylon wearing one of her most ugly faces.
It's just the tip of the iceberg, for if you look deeper and check out the Movement of Rastafari, there is a very long list of suffering.
It is not for nothing that within Reggae there is a mention of "Sufferer's Tunes" and "Great Tribulation". These things are not just poetic wordings of imaginative situations or a style, they are actually references to the situation wherein the Movement of Rastafari was born, and wherein Reggae Music was born.
Reggae Music, first and foremost, is Freedom Sounds for the downtrodden and downpressed. And that is exactly why Babylon hates the music so much.
One Love, Give Thanks,
Messian Dread (Dubroom Webmaster)
The above column is the personal opinnion of the Webmaster and does not neccesarily reflect the contents of the Dubroom Website and/or Message Boards and/or Weblogs.
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WWW, March 2009 - Not to be confused with the hi-pitched vocalist, Junior Marvin was the American blues guitarist that became a member of the Wailers when it served as the backing band for the King of Reggae.
WWW, March 2009 - Is the King James Version 100% correct, when the translation seems to indicate that JAH created creation about 6000 years ago, in a state of desolation?
"Yes", say the Creationist. I beg to differ, however.