Sites used for research information and inspiration:



Ethnicity in the Americas

by Frances Henry 1976

A Brief Guide to Beliefs: Ideas, Theologies, Mysteries, and Movements

 By Linda Edwards 2001

Rastafari? Rasta for You: Rastafarianism Explained

Kelleyana Junique 2004



The Book Of Exodus

By Vivien Goldman, 2006

The History and Struggle Behind the Music of Bob Marley and the Rastafarian Movement,p.3

Dwayne Wong


East of Indus: My Memories of Old Punjab p.197

By Gurnam S.S.B, 2007


Rastafari: Roots and Ideology

By Barry Chevannes- 1994


Which Way Dreadlocks, Page. 23

 No Locks (S.B.G.) – 1977


Dread Talk: The Language of Rastafari

Velma Pollard – 2000


Perspectives on the Caribbean: A Reader in Culture, History, and Representation, Page. 211

By Philip W. Scher – 2010


Rastafari: A Very Short Introduction,Page. 47

By Ennis B. Edmonds- 2012


I Am a Rastafarian, Page. 17

By Jane Stuart- 1999


From Mythology to Reality: Moving Beyond Rastafari

By Seon M. Lewis 2012


Law and Religion in Africa

Pieter Coertzen, ‎M Christiaan Green, ‎Len Hansen – 2015



Rasta: Emperor Haile Selllassie and the Rastafarians
by Jah Ahkell 1997

 Crucial Issues in Caribbean Religions, p.243

Mozella G. Mitchell – 2006


Empires crossroads, A new history of the Caribbean

By Carrie Gibson 2014
















10 Things To Know About Rastafari Beliefs By: Gregory Myers January 6, 2014


This article provides useful information about Rastafari beliefs. There are facts including where and when the Rastafari movenment started, what they eat, Marcus Garvey and Haile Selassie I etc. The article also provides a comment box at the bottom where you can debate on what is said abuout Rastafari beliefs. This relates to my area of research because I have found useful information of the Rastafari movenment and would use this information in my research to show my understanding of Rastafari and also my opinion about it.

Tantrik Swimwear at Miami Fashion Week 2013  Posted March 28th, 2013 by E. Hansen-McKnight & filed under Fashion Shows, Style News.


This article is from a Jamaican fashion blog which was launched by a photographer Biggy Bigz in 2010. The blog is about capturing fashion and style,not just in the streets of Jamaica but also on catwalk. The aim to this blog is to inspire the audience by intoducing the best designers and style from dancehall to rockers style. This blog is made fo people who love to stay on track with the latest style and news about fashion, whether you are a fashion designer or trying to find inspiration from the streets of Jamaica, Kingstonstyle covers all your needs.

Reading through this blog is very interesting and fun for me, in the view of a caribbean girl myself, I find these kind of blogs very relevant to my countries and bloodline. I love the how the photographer Biggy Bigz captures great photos of style and events. This blog is an inspiration for me and many other people as it shows that the Caribbean islands do have style and fashionable garments that have been seen around the world and the blog will inspire other bloggers,photographers and designers to travel to different and unusual countries to find style inspiration. The layout of the blog is very simple and clean. I love the title of the blog which is very eye catching, big and bold, maybe created for the title to be recognised and not forgotten.

This article has a huge relevance to my area of research because it covers all the insiration I need for my FMP. From women to men, the tropical island colours and designs/patterns. This blog has led me to some of the best, most popular and successful fashion designers around the world. For example Cady Ann Brown, whose swimwear collection was seen in Miami,New York and London fashion week. And designer Cedella Marley who designed for the Jamaican Olympics team. This blog is relevant to my research also because my brief is to caputure research of other artists and designers that have produced work within the selected area of my research. I believe this blog has many designers related to my area of research that will inspire me.



Wikipedia is the best website for me to find out about ANYTHING. Wikipedia(free-content encyclopedia) is a site full of interesting and mostly true facts. The site includes subjects like history,science,biography,geography,art, music, technology and many more. An interesting fact about Wikipedia is that it is written by volunteers who do not get paid..which I believe is insane because the amount of text and research that has to be done for the site is continuous and should be tiring. I guess the writters have time on their hand and love what they do. It is said that anyone can contribute to writting/editing the site but text is not approved if  disruption or vandalism.

The subject ‘Rastafari’ on Wikipedia has all the main things to know about rastas. There are texts written about Politics, culture, places of worship, world views, music, film and history, everything from the past of the rastafari movenment. Most of these paragraphs are small, not much written about it but has good and useful information for me to use. The paragraphs are also easy to read and undeerstandable. At the bottom of the page are useful links for other information about rastafari.

Using wikipedia is going to give me not just facts but other peoples opinion. I like using this site because it has everything I need to write about and will help me process my research. It will also give me guidence of what to research on other sites (e.g google), because not everything on here is true. My research may have quotes from this site which I feel I need to take and change it to my own view and opinion on it.

Rastafarian History


The BBC website covers everything from tv channels,news,text relating to history, to even back stage and tour videos. 1920s was the year of the birth of BBC, followed by ‘the BBC at war and beyond’ 2 years after. This meaning the BBC saw fundamental in programme making, the first post-war Olympic Games was televised,Post war launching a TV news service followed by childrens programmes. 1950 BBC produced colour TV, by the 2000s HD tv and digital revolution was essential for viewers.

On the page of the rastafari religon, there is information about the history, times of important events to rastafari, and lastly two voicemails of interviews by a poet/playwright Benjamin Zephaniah. He visited Jamaica to see rastafarian communities and travels through Kingston and Spanish Town. The second voicemail is when Benjamin travelled to Africa Shashamane, Ethiopia, where it is a popular rastafari community since the history of Haile Selassie. This voicemail has names including ‘Alexander Bedward, Leonard Howell, Robert Hinds and Prince Emmanel Edwards and their battles with the British authorities’. And how people have taken rastafari as a fashion movement or suporting the actually religon including people in different countries excluding black people like rastas in Tokyo and a rastafari MP in New Zealand. Personally, I think the BBC has provided enough and good information about rastafari. I am learning more by reading through websites like this one. While researching I will keep the website open so I can go back and forth on it.

I have found this website very helpful for my area of research and the best part of it , was the voicemails because it is good to hear from people who you are researching about and it is also good for someone to go to the country just to find out certain things from people then get back of the UK and provide that information on a website, I think that is amazing and very generous. Benjamin Zephaniah has influenced me to travel to places, maybe in the UK, where rastafari is popular and maybe interview 3 or 4 people for my research. Doing this will help alot because their are certain things about the movement which I do not understand or I am not sure if it is true. It is important of ask more than 2 people because having loads of opinons will give me an idea of what is true and also what I believe.

 Ethiopian History


 This site is full of old and new videos of

  • Ethiopian News
  • Ethiopian Music
  • Music
  • Documentary
  • Interview
  • Sports
  • Comedy
  • Entertainment
  • Ethiopia
  • History
  • Drama

In the Ethiopian History category, there are videos like Ethiopian history of boxing, the return to Ethiopia, interviews and more. These videos are very personal and are filmed like documentries. Some are of tourists/presenters or journalists, getting a tour around Ethiopia and are being shown the day of day life of residents and the history. The videos were added to the page 1 year ago and are from 4 minutes to an hour long.

Watching these videos will firstly give me a vision of what Ethiopia looks like. Seeing the way they travel through the streets,the sandy grounds and what they wear. The videos will also pass me other information to research. For example things I havent read about yet through my time of researching.



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