Cultural events

Cultural events

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  • Fri
    02
    Feb
    2018
    Sun
    04
    Feb
    2018
    Ethiopia

    Rastafari travel together with World Weavers present U Day, a spiritual music festival. This festival is aimed to celebrate unity and tolerance among religions and spiritual movements in the world. It is a traveling event and Ethiopia is selected to host the 2018 edition because of its unique standing in the world regarding religious tolerance.

    People from different faiths will participate in this event: Buddhist monks from Thailand, a Jewish Rabbi, Islamic clerics, and even native indigenous people from America and Australia will be present. Together with a group of Rastafarians from Shashamane they will travel to the holy city of Lalibela where an interfaith celebration will be held. Then the program continues to Addis Ababa where an international conference will be organized at the headquarters of the African Union on the morning of the 3rd of February, followed by a music festival in the evening. Some international names are confirmed like Pato Banton & The Now Generation, and King Shiloh Sound System from Amsterdam.

    udayfestival.org/

     

  • Sat
    24
    Feb
    2018
    1 pm - 4 pm@the Maa Maat Centre, 366A High Rd, London N17 9HT

    Fundraising event , an opportunity to explore the themes of the UN International Decade for People of African Descent, Recognition, Justice, Development through the documentary film Shashamane and support two worthy organisations: The Maa Maat Centre and IDPAD Coalition UK.

    The film gives a poignant insight into this unique community through interviews with its members. The themes of the UN Decade resonate through their life-stories.

    "The Rastafari movement represents a signal transformation in the psyche and vision of 'new-world' Africans. Redemption is its core value: re-creation of African morality, pride and lifestyle in a world of gross materialism (Babylon).

    Shashamane land in south-eastern Ethiopia is an iconic outpost of Rastafari from the Diaspora. The community comprises returnees from the Caribbean, the Americas and Europe, who have trekked to the 'Promised Land', asserting their sovereign right to repatriate to the Mother Africa.

    Their struggles, triumphs, hopes and aspirations speak volumes for the search and recovery of African nationhood."

    Tickets & info: www.eventbrite.co.uk