Rastafarians in Ghana will celebrate the 125th birthday of HIM Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia on Sunday, July 23 with a symposium and a musical concert. The celebration is under the theme “The Role of Rastafari in African Reconstruction”.
The symposium takes place at the Musicians Union of Ghana office in Accra from 2.30pm on Sunday and will feature presentations on a number of topics. Speakers will be Ras Inusah Wiiselemwie who will cover The Theology of Rastafari, Jah Gold will speak on The Role of Rastafari in African Reconstruction and Empress Shamara Wyllie Alhassan will talk about Women in Rastafari.
According to the Secretary of the Rastafari Council of Ghana Sena Dogbe aka Popo Khali, the symposium will enable members of the public to gain insights into the doctrine of Rastafari in an educational setting. He noted that the Rastafari Council of Ghana is keen on providing an interface for Rastafari and members of the public to engage in meaningful exchanges for the ultimate development of Ghana and Africa.
Ras Dogbe added that as part of the events to mark the 125th birthday of HIM Haile Selassie I, a musical concert will be held in the evening of Sunday featuring award winning acts Iwan, Chizzy Wailer and Ras Kuuku, Osagyefo, Kojo Kombolo, Jah Link and Xali Hali among others. Selectors for the night include DJ Nature Won and Ras Nene.
The Rastafari Council of Ghana comprises various Rastafari organizations like the Twelve Tribes of Israel, Ethiopian World Federation, Rastafari Union of African States, Baafikrom Rastas and other groups nationwide.e HhHHhh