Rastafarians going home
Here’s an interesting little video on Rastafarians who are “returning” to southern Ethiopia in order to provide support their religious homeland. In some cases they are setting up businesses, bringing skills and no doubt capital to the town of Shashamane, which has apparently been set aside for black people who supported the struggle against Italian colonisers. Amongst other things, the video conveys well the importance of music for sustaining an emotional, and indeed embodied connectedness to Africa.
At just over four minutes, the video would make a nice teaching aid for a class on diaspora, religion and development.