Mama Africa

Africa here she is; an ever high.
The Motherland of us all is frequently the subject of numerous reggae songs. Africa, the incorruptible birth place of our ancestors is revered and looked upon. Despite its economic destitution, which is heavily promoted in the west, the richness of the people, the culture, the lost civilizations and kingdoms; Africa will prevail.
Africa is without doubt a considerable part of reggae not only because Rasta is a dominant force in reggae but also because we owe a lot to her. Reggae music is derived from the all the cultures which were experienced by our pioneers, in this we find the heavy influence of the percussion and chanting.
We owe Africa our utmost respect and to show this we highlight and make her optimistic presence a part of us. We revere her because Marcus Garvey taught us the significance of her in our lives. Almost all reggae artists dedicate their music to Africa and her upliftment and that is a good thing.


Blogger iriegal said...

I love your site. I have bookmarked it. I am inviting you and fellow Jamaican bloggers to write a post on May 15th to blog for peace and humanity in Jamaica.

Blog Catalog is hosting the event.

Please check in on my site and let me know if you are interested.

Right now Jamaica needs so much love and support due to the increase in violence on the island. I will be also trying to contact the Gleanser or THE STAR to let them know of this cause

Wednesday, May 07, 2008 12:19:00 AM  

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