lucky dube rasta - consciousness, awareness, togetherness

"Would you call yourself a 'Rasta'?"
"Well,- it depends, what maybe you understand about Rasta. Sometimes, yes, I would say 'yes, I'm Rasta' and then maybe say 'No, I'm not Rasta.'"
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"Is it the dreadlocks that makes you a Rasta or is it the togetherness that makes you a Rasta? What is it?"
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"A lot of people would say Rasta is one who smokes ganja and one who has got dreadlocks, who goes around shouting 'Peace brother','rastafari' and stuff. But now, if that's what Rasta is about, than I am not Rasta."
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"But I would be Rasta, if Rasta is about consciousness, awareness, togetherness and stuff, yes, I would be Rasta, yaa."
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A lot of people trying to break Bob Marley's record of smoking ganja and trying to be like more of a Rasta than Bob Marley or Peter Tosh and they think it's maybe the ganja that makes them Rasta."
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"People used to smoke ganja in Africa before Bob Marley, before Reggae music, before Hailie Selassie. That was the only smokable thing that was found in Africa before cigarettes and cigars and stuff,- people used to smoke ganja just as an herb."
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"It had no religious thing to it. It had no Rastafarianism to it. It was just an herb that people smoked in Africa."
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"Same thing with dreadlocks. Before combs and brushes and whatever, that we use today for hair,- people in Africa had dreadlocks! That was just an African hairstyle. It didn't have anything to do with Reggae or Bob Marley or Hailie Selassie!"
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CHANGING FROM MBAQUANGA TO REGGAE MUSIC:
"Peter Tosh is the one that got me into Reggae!"

BOB MARLEY, PETER TOSH, JIMMY CLIFF:
"Reggae became a threat to the government!"

APARTHEID AND OPPRESSION IN SOUTH AFRICA:
"You get killed just for being in that area!"

NELSON MANDELA'S "HOUSE OF EXILE":
"Freedom fighter standing on a mountain..."

THE SONG: "TOGETHER AS ONE":
"I risked being shot by the government!"

LUCKY`S FAVOURITE BOB MARLEY SONG:
"They know that song everywhere in the world!"

BURNING SPEAR:
"He's a great guy!"

LET'S LEARN LUCKY's ZULU LANGUAGE:
"The 'click' comes in there: 'Mbaquanga'!"

IS LUCKY A RASTA?
"If rasta is about consciousness, awareness..."

CAN WE REACH GLOBAL PEACE?
"Politicians will always divide people..."

ONE GOD:
"Everybody wants to make God their own!"

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