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The Author Profile: Barbara Makeda Blake Hannah is a Rastafari author, journalist and filmmaker. Her book "Rastafari - The New Creation" [Jamaican Media Productions, 1997], a 12-chapter thesis, was the first book on the religion written by a practising Rastafarian when it was first published in 1981. Her films include "Race, Rhetoric, Rastafari" made in 1983 for CHANNEL 4, UK as a personal document on race relations in Britain. She also writes regular opinion articles in the Jamaican and international media on Rastafari cultural, religious and political issues.

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Winter Shows 2005-2006 in Jamaica




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MTV’s Tempo Launch




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Jah Cure: A Case of Reasonable Doubt




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Some Thoughts on Sumfest 2005




Standing in the outfield on the final night of Red Stripe Reggae Sumfest 2005, I found myself comparing the experience to the Reggae Sunsplash shows I enjoyed all those years ago and which Sumfest seeks to perpetuate. I recently watched a TV documentary of the 1981 Sunsplash that brought back vivid memories of those not-so-long-ago […]






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Barbara Makeda Blake Hannah is a Rastafari author, journalist and filmmaker. Her book "Rastafari - The New Creation" [Jamaican Media Productions, 1997], a 12-chapter thesis, was the first book on the religion written by a practising Rastafarian when it was first published in 1981. Her films include "Race, Rhetoric, Rastafari" made in 1983 for CHANNEL 4, UK as a personal document on race relations in Britain. She also writes regular opinion articles in the Jamaican and international media on Rastafari cultural, religious and political issues.

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