Give thanks for all the warmth in Tucson and those who supported and watched the reasoning on Facebook. Great to see how many tuned in. The entire trip was a blessing and insightful, Great music and vibes. We have more to come for sure. Dre-z New album is out today!, pick it up, soo.. soulful. Spotify ect.. https://open.spotify.com/album/37000VU18RElHay5HwUF5o?si=h5qZGfKYS2uC3T8XGqxu1g
Give thanks for Peter Lionheart as he is called for the organizing as well as Sister Ash for putting us up and putting up with us..Heart of Joy! Here are some pics of the art sold as well as the Albq. and Oakland Crew..(Ash your one of us..)
Ras Dre-Z, Ras Zakarias, Luke Bless Infinite, Ras Elijah
Met a wonderful Lord named Ben Yosef who brought forth Ethiopian art, and prayers, as well as this lovey Cross. Give thanks for the Royal Meskal, this was the first that lead I to more. The African Village at the gem show was good, lots of roots items that were a blessing to be just present amongst. The art there was amazing as well.Brother Thor sporting the Jacket was Love, Crystals with intention, Salt of the Earth that haven’t lost there taste..Big Up.
personalized painted jacket for Thor.
Ras Zakarias spinning and painting. Putting the works out there for the King. Big Up, Give thanks!
Ras Zakarias and Thor
Art work Sold, Give thanks all those who supported!
Just a short report, but I wanted to Give thanks and keep ones caught up. More Works to come..promise you that. Rastafari Bless!
Blessed Love and All, a Special Coronation November issue is out. Give thanks for the warmth of Rastafari in New Mexico, we are joyful to share the meditations and unity together. Thank you for everyone that contributed, both near and far. Heart of Joy.
This issue seemed to have international relevance so it is being published publicly this month. We would lIke to thank Prophet Justus of the E.A.B.I.C. and Empress Lindsy M. Solomon. It is also an update to last months article about going to Denver to meet with the Ras and celebrate the Ethiopian New Year. Blessed 2010! Hope you enjoy the articles and link anytime with thoughts or comments.
Thank you for reading, hope you check the next issue. ONE PERFECT LOVE. HOLY EMMANUEL I KING SELASSIE I JAH. RASTAFARI.
Since Hurricane Maria touched the entire Caribbean it is hard for anyone who knows ones , lived or visited any of the islands to not care and be concerned. US citizens or not, the entire Carribbean has given the Earth a consciousness and connection to Africa and the Culture developed through each islands way of finding sovereignty and defending it. Whether in the drum beats preserved, or the rich indigenous history that proves our presence in the west before Columbus. The Caribbean has shaped world view through music and African awareness and reverence. The Word “Hurricane” is a Tiano word from the native people of Boricau aka Puerto Rico, the same natives that have given over 500 words we use regularly. Like BBQ, ( another Taino word) it has transcended words, it is a link to how we used to relate and how many of us still do. Keep good relations and lets focus this year to helping out St. Croix, St. Martin, Dominica, Puerto Rico, do more than recover, but collectively realize that warming water is a result of rising temperatures. That this is man made to a heavy degree, a result of green house gases, majority are from THE MEAT INDUSTRY, AND THEN OIL AND GAS. The people of Caribbean have suffered massively for crimes that they have contributed and benefited least from. This is a bigger issue of how the Earth is treated, and whether we let the most murderous governments use the environment to spread a neocolonial agenda that only increases poverty and world suffocation. I suggest that everyone see the speech made by the Prime Minister of Dominica to the United Nations about 2 weeks ago.
With that said, we are having a concert to raise awareness, and some money. It will be sent directly to a Ras in PR who is responsible and an honor to have in the community. I would like to send a warm hail up to Fikir Amlak and Brizon for putting out an album where 100 percent goes to PR. The link for that album is. https://iroots.bandcamp.com/album/fikir-amlak-brizion-we-live-on-dubplate-for-charity
Here in New Mexico we have a show on Oct. 11th at Burt’s Tiki Lounge. There are a lot of good performances, and with Third, as the host it will be a good event. Any live artists who want to paint free up and come. We will have a box for donations at the door and there will be no cover. SO DONATE> Big performances for GOOD EARTH, RAS ILLY, LEGEND JAMALSKI (BDP) BLUNT TRAMA, STEEZ JOBS, RAS ELIJAH, DJ KRON JEREMY, WITH A SPECIAL GUEST DEF-I AND MORE. YUP, DEF-I THE ONE AND ONLY.
HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE. Hip Hop and Reggae for Progress.
STAY CONSCIOUS. JAH BLESS.
Blessed Love One and All, we are getting ready for Colorado! Ras Zakarias and InI and Empress are taking this show on the road. This may be the biggest display of Original Art and Prints We have ever taken out of New Mexico. There’s so much happening its nearly hard to say…Here is a flyer with the details! Give thanks for the Colorado Ras, Sean Bookman, as well as Ras Elbow, for hosting and organizing at the “Da Base Camp” in the Lakewood area of Denver. Really looking forward to citing everyone for a one day mini-festival of cultural reverence. Haile Selassie I.
Here’s a sneak peak at a piece that I’m finishing up this morning before InI Head forward…
More Powers. LIONART ON THE WAY.
Blessed Love to One and All, Greetings in the Name of His Imperial Majesty. Emperor Haile Selassie I. Give thanks for the royal warmth that was shown in the making and sharing of issue 1 of NMRC newsletter, this issue has so much pertaining to greater unity that it is important that it is public. I hope you enjoy it, and this has been a progressive month. We love any news that ones could add, thoughts and articles from New Mexico Ras in order to fully Itribute to the community near and far. Please send submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Feel free to share and get involved! Jah Bless! Rastafari Present.
Thank you for reading, and please link with any questions, comments, articles and artistic submissions. This is about getting to know each other, no matter how far we are physically, it is the Spirit that moves us together. Peace and Blessings with you all!! Thank you for everyone in the community, stay strong. “Duces up!” as my brother Charles X would say. Peace. Hail Selassie I Every Day.
Ras Elijah Tafari. Editor in Chief.
Friday night Aug. 4th, 6-8pm at the Sector in Alb., Ras Zakarias, InI and DuttyBookMan will be sharing Roots and Culture Empowerment Reasonings and Paintings and Books. This is a preview of the new art that will be showing from InI. ” Stretch forth Our hands to Jah!” is a painting series celebrating Salvation thru King David’s Psalm 68. Verse 31: ” Princes and Ambassadors shall come out of Egypt, and Ethiopia Kush shall stretch out her hand unto Yah.” This is one of the Most Holy Psalms to Ras in and out of Ethiopia. We are in that time where we must embrace Our Father with knowledge of who we are as Ethiopians and full fill Our duty. Holy Emmanuel I King Selassie I Jah Rastafari.
1. Mountain of Bashan. Psalms 68:15. Indian Ink/ Acrylic. 350.00 Signed PRINTS AVAILABLE. 25.00
2. The Narrow Door: Jah Makes a Home for the Lonely. Psalm 68: 6. Indian Ink, Acrylic: Original 300.00 Signed Prints available 25.00.
3. ” Jah Gave the Word; The women that proclaimed it was a great company:” Psalm 68: 11, Indian Ink/ Acrylic. Original 500.00 signed prints 25.00.
4. ”…WHEN YOU STEPPED THROUGH THE WILDERNESS, SELAH.” PSALMS 68; 7 INDIAN INK AND ACRYLIC. ORIGINAL SOLD. SIGNED PRINTS 25.00
MORE TO COME! ITS A ONE NIGHT SHOW: AUG.4TH IN CONCERT WITH DUTTYBOOKMAN AND RASTAFARI ARTIST RAS ZAKARIAS. SAYING WHAT WORDS CANNOT AND CAN. 6-8PM 122 LA VETA 87108.
Give thanks for Life ,The Living Word and Works. Haile Selassie I The Lion Of Judah Embodiment and fullfillment.
The New Mexico Rastafari Collective is proud to present Brother Dutty BookMan, Jamaican Rastafari, activist, teacher, author and DJ. His books include:
“FATIDIC” Selected Duttyisms and
TRIED & TRUE : Revelations of a Rebellious Youth (2011)
He has worked close with the Marley family and foundation, and founded his own Arts and Culture foundation “Manifesto Jamaica” based in Toronto which is a youth empowerment non profit leadership organization . DuttyBookman will be in New Mexico for several days, making a stop in Las Vegas and Albuquerque. We will be proud to have him at “The Sector” in 122 La Veta Dr NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108 From 6-8pm. InI and Ras Zakariah will be showing Our art and will enjoy the reasoning with our big brother. Expect a High Vibe of Social and Rastafari Livity Culture. Clearly from His Name, honoring the ancestors thru Our Purpose and works to be channeled for our nation. The Event is free, any donations will be welcome so we can also contribute to the Youth programs sponsored by DuttyBookMan. He will be in Las Vegas NM Aug. 3 at New Moon Fashion back yard. 5-9pm.
AFTER THE REASONING ON AUG. 4TH we will be going DOWNTOWN to join The Hip Hop Community and we will be at 4th and Central at the Cypher that is held on the First Friday of every month. It LIVE and FREE, with DuttyBookMan spinning and live art and dancing…if you have been there you already know. If you haven’t its real, check it.
You can learn about DuttyBookMan and check his books and works at: http://duttyism.com
and here is a great reasoning: https://youtu.be/dHrthWCNVJE
Thank you Ras Zakarias for all the hard work and organizing. Thank You every one at the Sector for helping the community with Culture and Art to uplift the community, likewise thank you New Moon Fashion for Itinual support! Big Up to Cyrus for bringing Hip Hop back to the streets. Las Vegas, Albuquerque, lets get together and feel alright. Its going to be a revolutionary Sabbath. Please share and tell a friend. Roots and Culture time.
Jah Bless, One Perfect Love.
Ras Elijah Tafari.
Wanted to Give a warm salute to the singers and players of Instruments. Lionartproudctions is proud to announce NEW RELEASES of music that InI have helped in the visual productions. All the artists and companies are true to the teachings of His Imperial Majesty and strive to teach and educate the world through praises and song. I give thanks for the Almighty for Bringing these Royal Warriors to the microphone to guide us in our doings.
1. Is Arkaingelle: Tru Da Fyah! Zion High Productions http://zhpreggae.com
https://www.facebook.com/zhpreggae/?hc_ref=OTHER&pnref=storyArk Aingelle + Zion I Kings #Herbalist now playing @ Ark AingelleSoundCloud… Check out a sample of the album at https://soundcloud.com/arkaingelle/herbalisthttp://
BUY THE ALBUM AT: Ernie B Reggae and Support Rastafari Businesses. https://www.facebook.com/ernieb.reggae?fref=mentionshttp://
#TruDaFyah album release coming July 21 @Apple Music and worldwide everywhere… cds available via Ernie B Reggae
Original Design. Pencil and Computer Graphics: Prints 25.00 for a signed print. 8.5 x 11.
2. Next album is one in the works but the first of the Mad Lion Riddim artists has released his BIG tune. Big up Misael González Joey A. Oyola Bravo Benjie Fuentes for a Musical anthem for a Right Boricau! Honor to be involved. ONE JAH. Justice and Freedom for Puerto Rico! Listen to the track: https://soundcloud.com/joeydema/mad-lion-riddim-ft-misael-gonzalez?utm_source=soundcloud&utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=facebook
Original Art Below:
Mixed Media. Copper and acrylic, indian ink and a little computer clean up. Prints are 25.00 Inbox for info. It will be in the catalog soon! BLESS. Titled: ” MAD LION.”
3. Last and definitely not least is the most recent release ” From Zero” from Indubious. The album has a fantastic orchestration of music and variety of reggae that is very well made. The Song writing is both deep and poetic, well written and keeps the audience enjoying. It is doing very well on iTunes and is a refreshing cross over and still roots. Authentic and from the Heart the musical sound and message is excellent and smooth. I didn’t design the cover but I did do the inside art. It is a painting of the musicians and elders of some of the artists. Each artist are all souls that are interlinked to the soul of souls, the King of Kings Emperor Haile Selassie I in a cosmic accompaniment. Hear is a teaser and video of the album:https://www.facebook.com/indubiousmusic/videos/10155391106077641/?hc_ref=OTHER&pnref=story
Purchase on Itunes:https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/from-zero/id1242583120
Purchase on bandcamp: www.indubious.bandcamp.com
also on Spotify and Amazon Music.
The Album Features: Sizzla, Akae Beka (Vaughn Benjamin), and Zahra.
Once again, it was an honor to be included and a beautiful display of unity in the cause of moral persuasion. Check the display and art below!
Please support the Rastafari movement and spread the message, by picking up some music and checking what these artist have already done. Enjoy and learn of the continuing teachings of His Imperial Majesty as experience by His Children. Of Course read and be diligent in the Word of King Selassie I Himself, so that we too can hear and see the King within. Prayers of Peace and Power and Patience.
Ras Elijah Tafari.