Haile Selassie In Jamaica


Arrival Of Haile Selassie In Jamaica 1966

The arrival of Haile Selassie in Jamaica in 1966 was more than a state visit to the emerging Rastafari community. See archival footage of the historic official State visit and arrival of His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia in the caribbean Island of Jamaica, on the 12 of April 1966.

Arrival of Haile Selassie In Jamaica

The video documentary is tangible evidence and a good source of information that help to fill in the missing parts of the story that explain Rastafari ideology in a broader context.


How you define Rasta is left to your interpretation of it, but the concept of Rastafari derived from a strong belief in the kingly character and ostensible divinity of His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie, who most Rastafarian's in Jamaica consider to be the conquering Lion of Judah and the returned messiah.