Remembering the great Ras Mkushi, repatriated Rastafari Elder in South Africa originally from St. Kitts in the Caribbean:

After strengthening the Rastafari Communities in the UK, Ras Mkushi (then known as Ras Junior) moved to Vienna, Austria, from the early 1980s to the 1990s where he was instrumental in establishing one of the very first Roots Reggae Record Shops in the country (the legendary “Roots Messenger”), organizing the first Roots Reggae concerts and establishing Rastafari Consciousness among local communities. Ras Boanerges / Congo Wato then chose Ras Mkushi together with Ras Tesfa to accompany the Ancient on the 1996 trod to Africa where they established Nyahbinghi Tabernacles from Ethiopia to South Africa. In Tanzania, legendary Ras Bupe Karudi named him Mkushi, the Kushite (in Swahili). After Ras Boanerges passed in the early 2000s, Ras Mkushi followed in his footsteps and became one of the leading Nyahbinghi Elders in Azania (South Africa).

The speech was delivered on the occasion of the 86th Coronation Anniversary of His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie I JAH Ras Tafari at the Marcus Garvey Camp in Cape Town in 2016, which was also the 20th Anniversary of the Nyahbinghi in South Africa since their historical trod in 1996, and contains Ras Mkushi’s testimony of this history with Ras Boanerges as well as his great wealth of wisdom in general.


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