Witness: Haile Selassie Visits Jamaica

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In 1966, Haile Selassie the Emperor of Ethiopia made his first and only visit to Jamaica - home of the Rastafari movement which revered him. Alex Last has been speaking to two Jamaicans who witnessed his historic arrival.

Interview with Huon Wardle on history of Rastafari and Ethiopianism

Period21 Jul 2013

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Media contributions

  • TitleWitness: Haile Selassie's Visit to Jamaica
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletBBC World Service
    Media typeRadio
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Producer/AuthorAlex Last
    PersonsHuon Wardle