Jamaican dub poet Yasus Afari tours Europe


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“Yes, I have had my share of persons who tried to put I down on the basis of my RASTAFARI faith and livity, especially in relation to my career choice.
From teachers who felt I have not measured up to their expectations to relatives who asked I if ‘poetry caan nyam!?’, to friends, former schoolmates and employees who wondered if I was going ‘crazy’ and my then girlfriend who thought I had ‘turned cruff’…they have all eaten their words.”

Today Yasus Afari is admired as a most extraordinary Jamaican. He is revered around the world as a dub poet, reggae artiste, philosopher, author and ‘edutainer’ with six albums and two books.
He has also travelled the world, pioneering initiatives as a social engineer, is the recipient of several awards, and has written and performed on the GRAMMY-nominated album Black Uhuru Strong (1995).
Afari has also been featured on the cover of Billboard magazine, and presented in Parliaments in Jamaica, UK, St Lucia, St Kitts & Nevis and New Zealand. And has assisted the Ministry of Education, Youth & Culture in initiating the Culture Agency Programme — even helping Jamaica to develop its policy document on Culture in Education & Nation Building.
Afari has also assisted the UK’s SACRE with its mandate of including RASTAFARI as one of the Faiths that is taught in schools in Birmingham & Wolverhampton.
And he is the first Jamaican and Rastafarian to be represented at the 118-year Parliament of the World’s Religions in Melbourne, Australia, in December 2009 where he is an ambassador.

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