Discovering the Roots of RasTafari

Posted: February 24, 2012 - 15:40 , by Patti McCabe
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The Rastafari movement or Rasta as some call it, is a religious movement that arose in the 1930s in Jamaica.  Members of the Rastafari movement are known as Rastas, or Rastafari.  Rastafari is not a highly organized religion; it is more of a movement and an ideology. Many Rastas say that it is not a “religion” at all, but a “Way of Life”.

This Saturday we are hosting our first ever African and Caribbean Cultural Heritage Day at the ROM and some of the highlights include discovering the roots of RasTafari with a special screening of RasTa: A Soul’s Journey. This feature-length documentary tells the story of the epic journey of Rita and Bob Marley’s granddaughter, Donisha Prendergast, as she travels around the world to explore the roots and evolution of the Rastafarian movement and the many cultures that it has influenced.

RasTa: A Soul’s Journey Trailer

Enjoy a full day of activities including storytelling, dancing, music, and more!

The event is included with Museum admission. You can purchase your tickets online and save up to 30% off regular rates. Use promo code RASTA.

 

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