"THE WAR ON REGGAE (3)" (WEBMASTER'S COLUMN)
WWW, March 13 2009 - The word "dreadlocks" is said to have come from people talking about the early Rasta's as having those "dreadfull locks".
From the start, Babylon has tried to fight Rasta down. And from the start, she did this with brutal force.
In the later 1980's, I was told how the Movement of Rastafari was fought against throughout the Caribbean. I heard how at a certain island, police and army in helicopters would go to Rastaman's camps and kill everyone there: men, women and children.
These things were unknown to many, especially when you consider I heard it years before the Internet became publicly accessible.
When Reggae Music and Rastafari got more and more connected, it should not be of no surprise to realize that Babylon then focused on the music too.
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.
ITEMS FOR THIS EDITION:
WWW, March 2009 - When Babylon shot his body, they did not kill Lucky Dube, the South African Reggae singer who has been a voice and symbol of freedom for millions of people. His wailing voice resembled that of Peter Tosh, his militancy was exactly the same.
WWW, March 2009 - Don't even try to overstand the language, and don't think that without overstanding the language you will overstand the sights. Just know that the Message is Love, and the language is universal.