Greetings Ras T Henry,
Thank you for sharing the article here. Having grown up in the 70's I was too young to experience the vibe when Bob visited my Island circa 1979, but I was old enough to understand what I missed, and grew up longing for that kind of Reggae experience.
I always promised myself that once I had the financial resources, one day I would experience the Sunsplash and revel in the glory.
This article makes me nostalgic and sad. I find it unfortunate that this base commercialism has so infiltrated what was once a wonderful exprience, and furthermore to add insult to injury, it has tarnished the original Rastafari vibe.
However, the sentiments are there (and i am sure the world over) - so i feel that if the will is strong enough, Reggae Sunsplash can regain it's rightful place and hold proud, uplifting and strong.
Praise Jah and Blessings to all!
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