A 25th Anniversary Event and Rastafari Awareness Day was held at the prestigious South Birmingham College Media Education and Training centre; Birmingham UK on 1st March 2008. As well as bringing awareness of the Rastafari Culture to the wider community we were also celebrating over twenty- five years as an active local of the Ethiopian World Federation Incorporated. The day was extremely well attended with a large number of cultural stalls selling a variety of products and promoting various projects. There was also a good quality and range of vegetarian foods and various natural and healthy juices. Compare for the show and stage coordinator was Mikael (Wassifa) Brown, of Galaxy FM radio who is also a member of the Federation. Also acting compare was Michael Mosiah from Sting FM pirate radio Jacko Melody. (more…)
Of ancient manuscripts containing the history and culture of AXUM – Ethiopia, we can refer you to 1000 manuscripts in the Bibliotheca National in Paris, France. There are over 900 manuscripts in the Vatican and Italy. The Magdala Collection of manuscripts, looted from Magdala by the British Army on 13 April 1868, is the current subject of another campaign. On this subject the British Government states “Only the Ethiopian Government can claim…” We are advised the Ethiopian Federal Presidency have this matter under consideration, current valuation of 3 Billion Sterling is under audit. The focus of this paper is the American collection of AXUM manuscripts, 400 in number taken at the time of the German 1906 expedition to Axum. Today with the new realities of life, we give thanks to the American Public and Congress, for funding our “Discovering Ras Tafari Exhibition at the Smithsonian” and this window to explore in full the 400 AXUM manuscripts, in America today. (more…)
A group of six official women of the Birmingham local 111: security, treasurer, recording secretary, 2 administrators, information /publicity and two children age 3 and 4 years travelled to Kenya from Dec 1985 to May 1986.
The aim was to research and gather facts on Kenya’s inhabitants, lifestyle, money, dress and different cultures etc.
The women themselves and The Commonwealth Exchange funded this mission. The President and 1st Vice visited Kenya during the above mission to examine security issues. Click on the image for a larger view:]]>