A celebration of His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie

“BASS2017 will celebrate the Anniversary of the coronation of HIM Emperor Haile Selassie I with an exclusive Birmingham premier screening of critically acclaimed film ‘Shashamane’ and music legend Damian Marley’s ‘Stony Hill to Addis’.

Nearly 8,000 miles separate Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, and Kingston, Jamaica, but a link between them was forged by a number of Jamaicans who believe His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie’s (Ras Tafari’s) coronation was the fulfillment of a prophecy and that he was their redeemer, the messiah written of in the Bible’s Book of Revelation: “King of Kings, Lord of lords”. They believed he would arrange for a deliverance, which, as they saw it, involved a miraculous transformation. They would move from their lives in the Caribbean and relocate to Africa, the land of their ancestors and their spiritual epicentre.”