Mashujaa Day Reggae Jam session
Location210 Chapel Street, Prahran, VIC 3181 Australia
Rasta Lion Wear and Three Monkeys presents Reggae Jam session this Thursday night.
Mashujaa Day (Heroes Day)
This night we collectively honour all those who contributed towards the struggle for Kenya’s independence or positively contributed in the post independence Kenya the mau mau.
Perhaps the most familiar feature of Rastafari culture is the growing and wearing of dreadlocks, uncombed and uncut hair which is allowed to knot and mat into distinctive locks. While one theory regarding the origin of the locks attributes them to Hindu holy men who came to Jamaica as indentured laborers in the late 19th century, another theory traces their appearance to the 1952 Mau-Mau Revolt in Kenya. Mau-Mau leaders wore dreadlocks. Rastafari emulated the Mau-Mau both in their appearance and their resistance to Colonial rule. Rastafari regard the locks as both a sign of their African identity and a religious vow of their separation from the wider society.
Playing Roots reggae music all night featuring DJ PIT
Doors open 4pm
DJ PIT from 8pm to close
All are welcome