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« on: September 22, 2005, 07:55:52 PM »

A special "Discovering Rastafari" exhibit showcasing the 'globalization of the Rastafari Faith and Culture', is to be mounted at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington DC. The exhibition was originally scheduled to open in May 2005, but due to unforeseen circumstances, the opening date has been extended to 2006.

On February 4 and 5, 2004, the Advisory Team comprised of brethren and sistas from the Caribbean, and Central and North America, held its first meeting with the
Smithsonian's Director of Anthropology, Collections and Archives, John P. Homiak and other officials to set the agenda for the project. The two day meeting
was described as spirited and productive and led to a clear sense of direction and purpose.

Present plans call for the exhibit to be mounted in two spaces located in the Africa Hall of the National Museum of Natural History. The two spaces will be the Focus Gallery and the Changing Gallery and they will be used to represent the links between the Theocratic, Sacred and Popular aspects of Rastafari Culture, as it
has been globalized over the past few decades.

Representation in the Focus Gallery will be organized around the icon of the Nyahbinghi Tabernacle, a specially prepared structure within which Rastas
praise Jah and chant down Babylon. The Changing Gallery will represent aspects of Rastafari Popular Culture which are promoted by the Brethren and Sistren, with emphasis on music, craft, clothing etc.

The Smithsoniam Museum is a non-profit organization and accordingly no fees will be charged to the general public for entry to view the exhibition.


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« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2005, 01:36:54 AM »

wow i never would have thought this would happen, we will see if it protrase what rasta really is or what babylon sees rasta as....

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