What is a Rasta person?
RASTA means Rastafarian. A Rastafarian is a person who adheres to the Rastafari belief. The Rastafari belief developed in Jamaica in the 1930s after the 1930 coronation of Haile Selassie I as Emperor of Ethiopia. Those who follow the Rastafari way of life are known as Rastafari, Rastas or Rastafarians.
What is Rastafarian belief?
Rastafarians believe that God makes himself known through humanity. According to Jagessar there must be one man in whom he exists most eminently and completely, and that is the supreme man, Rastafari, Selassie I.
What is the Rastafarian lifestyle?
Rastafari “livity,” or the principle of balanced lifestyle, includes the wearing of long hair locked in its natural, uncombed state, dressing in the colours of red, green, gold, and black (which symbolize the life force of blood, herbs, royalty, and Africanness), and eating an “I-tal” (natural, vegetarian) diet.
Who is the most famous Rastafarian?
Bob Marley Bob Marley is the most famous Rastafari. He brought Rastafari to the American masses in the late 1970s and early 1980s through reggae.