The Rasta movement is decentralised and organised on a largely sectarian basis. There are several denominations, or “Mansions of Rastafari”, the most prominent of which are the Nyahbinghi, Bobo Ashanti, and the Twelve Tribes of Israel, each offering a different interpretation of Rasta belief. There are an estimated 700,000 to 1,000,000 Rastas across the world. The largest population is in Jamaica, although small communities can be found in most of the world’s major population centres. Rastas come from various ethnic groups, although the majority are of black African descent and some mansions accept only black members. In the mid-1970s, reggae’s international popularity exploded.
The most successful reggae artist was Robert Nester M-a-r-l-e-y, who—according to Cashmore—”more than any other individual, was responsible for introducing Rastafarian themes, concepts and demands to a truly universal audience”. Reggae’s popularity led to a growth in “pseudo-Rastafarians”, individuals who listened to reggae and wore Rasta clothing but did not share its belief system.
Many Rastas were angered by this, believing it commercialised their religion. Through reggae, Rasta musicians became increasingly important in Jamaica’s political life during the 1970s. Super fun, amazing design, and a ton of game modes to make your game-play more challenging or an easy run home! Super fun family and multi-player board game, professionally made Jamaican edition of the famous Ludo or Parcheesi. The game originated in India and made its way around the world in modified form. Each culture modified the game into a more fun past time for family and friends.