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iNITY iNTERACTIVE (I & I)

The journey continues… so join the trek, explore, share and contribute.

The iNITY iNTERACTIVE experience offers a contemporary platform to journey behind-the- scenes of the documentary RasTa: A Soul’s Journey and enter the world of Rastafari.

    My exploration of Rastafarian culture and working on this creative process has lead me to understand that RasTa is…
    A collection of African-centered visions that have maintained a strong identity despite the immense challenges and obstacles the movement has faced.
    A global, rich, indigenous culture and faith that successfully counters the status quo and mainstream ideologies, to progress and thrive in the media driven landscape of the 21st.

Diverse people and diverse experiences, united by the universal concept of one world and one love.

iNITY iNTERACTIVE invites viewers to explore the historical context and global evolution of Rastafari and its culture, as captured through the diverse creative expressions of artists from around the world. The installation takes it’s initial inspiration from the documentary, then takes you above and beyond through a dynamic multi-media experience, freely mixing photography, video, new media, literature, music and lifestyle.

Begin the trod by mapping the journey of Donisha Prendergast, granddaughter of Rita and Bob Marley. Follow her path across eight countries in the year-long trek of the documentary, where she unearths the roots of the Rastafari movement and it’s global presence. Each destination dispels some misconceptions of Rastafari and provides a glimpse into the deeper truths that underline the faith. Afterwards, you can expand further into the interactive experience and explore the creative spirit of local and global artists, who each bring a unique contribution and perspective to this collective vision.

I firmly believe that artists are the truest form of archivists and documentarians. They unapologetically capture the reality of the moment and offer a perspective that reaches through time and space. They bring forth hidden truths as the caretakers of our shared history.

Orla Garriques, iNITY iNTERACTIVE Producer & Curator

IRIE | Isiah Shaka

Music video for Isiah Shaka “Irie” by ReCeLL & Pepleg.

Rasta Worx

You know, thru my trod, I and I had to come to certain realizations. Overcome certain obstacles. Carry the “burden” of the crown thru times and places where that was frowned upon. I stand these days in amazement of the development of this culture and the hearts it’s reached. What a blessings to be part of a movement that gets stronger and stronger by each breath of all mi bredrin and sistren. I also feel a need to defend Rastafari. I understand that my word is not divine and Rasta welcome all hearts, as I always welcome all hearts,  just sometimes when I see and hear some of the I’s that only connect with the herb, and play some tunes here and there, buy a tam and a t shirt, flying ites, gold, and green, trying their best to emulate a culture, as opposed to penetrating the culture in search of the knowledge, wisdoms, and understanding. It leaves me at a crossroad in which I would to reason with the Izses. Each individual journey begins in it’s unique way, progressing into fullness, and I do my best to keep this in front of I mind. Yet more and more common are those who use this spiritual essence to accommodate a chosen personal lifestyle. Some quote H.I.M. and when you try and reason with them, you soon find out it was something they pulled off the Internet to fit the shape of the mold. Now this still has a purpose in I eyes, because it still brings them closer to the true essence, but when certain Iszes remain in the same spot year after year, it gets disrespectful to I.  Even, now after I have cut my locks (willing to reason on this in another session), I see many in a stagnant position. This makes me wonder what it is they are after. Are these wolves in the clothing of sheep? How do the Iszes feel about this? The development is a personal and spiritual one, so I know in fullness it is not my place to say who is and who isn’t Ras, but it has to be more than what I have been seeing in recent years (mostly america). Those that I encounter with true understandings are from abroad or well travel, and reason with many in Iszes personal search. How do we bring this sense of fullness to these bredrin and sistren? How do we help them find a path to fullness? One Love to all! Livety

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Tarrus Riley | Shaka Zulu Pickney

This is the official video for “Shaka Zulu Pickney” by Tarrus Riley. Directed by Storm Saulter

Playing For Change | “Back to your Roots”

Back To Your Roots – This amazing song was recorded live at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver, British Colombia on November 19, 2009. It was just released as part of the PFC Band’s Live CD/DVD, which is a must-have for all PFC fans! This song features verses by Titi Tsira, Mermans Kenkosenki, and Jason Tamba (who sings in Ngala!), plus a guitar solo by Louis Mhlanga that dares you to blink!

If you like this song, be sure to check out the rest of the release!…playingforchange.com/​live/​

No-Maddz Live | “The Trod”

The Trod is the title track of No-Maddz debut album. It is a One-Take live video from the historical Trod Live Album Recording on March 27, 2010 in Kingston, Jamaica.