On November 2, 2011 the Ras Tafari and Pan African communities will commemorate the 81st year since the prophetic and historic coronation of Ras Tafari Makonen as Emperor Haile Selassie I, King of Kings, Lord of Lords, Conquering Lion of Judah. This seismic event was witnessed by representatives of over seventy nations in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The 1930 coronation of Emperor haile Selassie I also signaled the birth of the Western conciousness of Ras Tafari and the spititual Movement that has informed, and continues to prick the concience of the world with the Emperor’s message of international morality, collective security, peace, love, African liberation and the kinship of all humanity.
As was the case in 1930, on November 2, 2011, tens of thousands of loyal servants, along with sons and daughters of the King of Kings will gather in various spaces across the globe to celebrate and honor that momentos occasion in world history.
The I-niversal Development of Ras Tafari Inc. (IDOR), through its Baltimore and Washington Ras Tafari comunities joins with thousands of communities around the world in hosting a series of events and celebrations honoring the “Lion of Judah.”
In Baltimore, coronation celebrations will take place on November 2, 2011 at the “Yes I Studio” 1017 Hillen Street, Baltimore, MD 21202 (upstairs). The event will feature actual footage of the 1930 coronation of Emperor Haile Selassie I, reasonings among Ras Tafari brethrens and sistrens, along with Nyah Binghi Ras Tafari chants. “Ises” will begin at 7:30 pm. This event is sponsored in part by Ras Ade and the Baltimore Ras Tafari collective.
In Washington D.C. IDOR will host and present a reading of the historical account of His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie I and Her Imperial Highness Empress Menen’scoronation; Nyah Binghi chanting and Ises will follow at the Emergence Community Arts Collective (ECAC) 733 Euclid Street, NW, Washington D.C. 20001 (across the street from the historic Banjamin Banneker High School) This event is scheduled to begin at 7:00pm on November 2, 2011.
For further information on these and other upcoming Ras Tafari events the numbers to call are:
For Baltimore, 443-983-6165, 443-378-6766, or 443-982-8283
For Washington D.C., 202-997-5289 or 202-636-4188
All hail His Imperial Majesty, Emperor Haile Selassie I, JAH Ras Tafari, the Lion of Judah has prevailled!!