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115: oh and by the way

PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2007 8:01 am
by judith
Haile Selassie - July 23, 1892 - August 27, 1975 - Ejersa Goro, Harar

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4SglJDGeW8

and then, what about Ethiopian music before, during and after his reign?

PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2007 11:41 am
by Adam Blake
Two conflicting views on Haile Sellassie:

"Jah no dead, Jah no dead, Jah no dead, Jah no dead, Jah no dead, Jah no dead, Jah no dead" - Burning Spear

When I was a teenager and playing reggae at home my mother asked me why they were always going on about Haile Sellassie - to her generation a little man who occasionally had a few chats with Winston Churchill about Italians designs on Abyssinia.

"They think he's God, mum," I explained.
"Really? How extraordinary". She replied.

PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2007 2:42 pm
by c hristian
Marley got a chance to argue that with Sass's decendant, when in London.

"He was God" says MArley.

"No, he was just our dad" says Mrs. Sass.

they'd go back and forth, I guess.


I have a sneaking suspition, call it the white imperialist, the "inner man" in me, that the daughters knew him better than anyone else.

Rastafarian's also don't believe in oral sex.

I love the music, and appreciate the struggle, but I will not become Rastafarian any time soon.

PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2007 2:58 pm
by Chris P
c hristian :
Rastafarian's also don't believe in oral sex.


they're wrong ! ..................





..... one of my pals told me it definitely exists

PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2007 3:04 pm
by c hristian
...and catholics don't believe in premarital sex. so, just goes to show you, i guess. .

Re: 115: oh and by the way

PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 12:05 pm
by Ted
[quote="judith"]Haile Selassie - July 23, 1892 - August 27, 1975 - Ejersa Goro, Harar
/quote]

Anyone read "The Emperor" by Ryzard Kapucinski? if you have any lingering sympathy for Selassie this shouyld get rid of it.


I've always liked the image of him cowering in his plane when he visited Jamaica in 1966 - terrified of the Rastas who'd come to welcome him.

TW