Courtesy Deborah Sharpe Gallery. After primary education he attended Kingston Technical High School, where he was a student for four years. Then he took employment at the Jamaica Telephone Company Limited. During his time at the Telephone Company he began to examine Rastafarianism and to find it more meaningful than either the Roman Catholicism of his upbringing or the political radicalism into which he had drifted. He and his friend Yvonne left Kingston in They have settled in Potosi District, in St.

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His name comes from the Rwandan language and translates as "one who is always victorious". He lives in Potosi District, St. James, with his partner and their two children. Mutabaruka continues to perform and write poems on every issue known to man. He is known for his expression and lively performances as much as for the poems themselves.

Some of his themes include sexism, politics, discrimination, poverty, race, and especially religion. Mutabaruka's stylistic form is in a way pathos related. He uses stories and experiences to get readers to think about issues in ways that they would not normally think about them. Forgot your password? Retrieve it. Get promoted. Powered by OnRad. Think you know music? Test your MusicIQ here! In Lyrics. By Artist. By Album. Genre: Electronic. Style: Deep House. Powered by CITE.

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Mollie Bell. Rhetoric of Reggae. Fall — Final Paper. Poetry has the ability to convey a message in such an intense, multi-leveled, descriptive manner that it lingers in the mind and body, parallel to the way in which great music does. Like music, poetry is the logical expression of emotion and feeling. It colors your thoughts and actions long after you forget the actual words.


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Allan Hope , better known as Mutabaruka , is a Jamaican Rastafari dub poet , musician, actor, educator, and talk-show host, who developed two of Jamaica's most popular radio programs, The Cutting Edge and Steppin' Razor. His themes include politics, culture, Black liberation, social oppression, discrimination, poverty, racism, sexism, and religion. Mutabaruka was born and raised in Rae Town, Kingston in a household with his father, mother and two sisters. When he was eight years old his father died.


“Eyes of Liberty” – Poem by Jamaican Rastafarian Poet Mutabaruka

As an adolescent, Mutabaruka identified with the Black Power Movement of the late s and early s that swept across the Caribbean. His poems became a means to changing the political system in Jamaica. Raised as a Roman Catholic, the young poet converted to Rastafarianism in the s. Then, he denigrates junk food consumed by Jamaicans living the American Dream. On that bridge I look and see The symbol of your justice and equality Standing tall with her torch of flame Now I ask what is your aim […] But the eyes of liberty is watching you Watching all the things you do The eyes of justice is crying out What is your democracy all about […] Now I see you in my land Making all kinds of plans Spending billions of dollars every year To keep us all living in fear Economical pressure is your game Liberty reaching with her torch of flame […].



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