It has been 126 years since the birth of the great Black liberation leader Marcus Mosiah Garvey August 17, 1887 in the small sea-side town of St. Ann’s Bay Jamaica. His name would become synonymous with Reggae music and Garvey would be the first leader to rally people to Ethiopia and the coming of a new King. Here is a short video clip from the documentary film Holding on to Jah where different musicians and Rasta elders share their knowledge of the life and times of Marcus Garvey. The intro scene of the Marcus Garvey statue was shot by Groundation’s singer Harrison “Professor” Stafford back in 1999 in front of the library in St. Ann’s Bay…special thanks to the film’s director Roger Hall for posting this clip; look for Holding on to Jah’s release in 2014.
18 August 2013