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10/10 Caribbean Lecture Notes

by: Stephanie Lawrence

10/10 Caribbean Lecture Notes ANTH 1115-001

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Lecture: From Myal to Carnival: Creolized Cultural Practices in the British Caribbean (Part I) Texts: Chevannes’ “Introducing the Native Religions of Jamaica”
Caribbean and Post-Colonial
Professor Roland
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Date Created: 10/10/16
The Caribbean Day 15 Lecture: From Myal to Carnival: Creolized Cultural Practices in the British Caribbean (Part I) Texts: Chevannes’“Introducing the Native Religions of Jamaica” I. Jamaican Religious Practices (Chevannes reading) ~have heard religion as morality piece, but now we are diving deeper into the multiple religions *end of 1700’s—> Protestantism/ Christianity -Native Baptist Movement *brought by two enslaved africans to Jamaica *Ireland—> The Great Revival -Zion Revival in Jamaica, worship the profits and angels among earth bound spirits *Pukumina—> fallen angels, negative version -seldom practices today ~Both include spirit possession a. Revivalism (Chevannes, pp. 5-6; Besson pp. 43, 47-53) i. Myal roots ~having Myal roots,African-based religion that unifiesAfrican groups under slavery ~from CentralAfrica/ Congo ~parellels to vodou *distant god with intermediates for communication *involves healing *centrality of dancing and spirit possession *also parallel to the negative vodou, Pukumina ~multiple understanding of the soul *the soul goes to heaven or hell when you die *when you sleep, your spirit leaves your body -sleeping is a dangerous time for the spirit *shadow is a reflection of your inner self -if you are not looking at shadow, someone can harm your shadow—>very powerful, important part of you 1. Obeah (separate from Myal - not religion) (Besson, p. 56) ~is not considered a religion EX. using fetishes, powders, and things in nature to try to control the world ~Obeahman or Obeahwomen *considered sorcerers *Myal is more powerful because it is coming from God ii.Contemporary incorporation of revivalists intoAfrican Methodist Episcopal Zion, Pentecostalism, Evangelism… 1. Becoming part of established churches provides enhances members’ social standing & prospects of upward mobility *church is being recognized *upward mobility is being filtered into christian churches iii.evivalism has always been mostly female dominated ~head of churches may be male, but the body of the believers are women *because there are female headed households since the men left to make money b. Rastafarianism (Chevannes, pp. 9-17; Besson, pp. 65-69) ~begins with Marcus Garvey *born in Jamaica and founded United Negro ImprovementAssociation in the US. This became a world wide organization *he constructed a prophecy of anAfrican King in the colonial era -an African King is going to rise up during this time -celebratingAfrica and black identity which counters white supremacy -Back toAfrica repatriation movement *trying to giveAfricans land without negative relationships like in the New World -Prophecy of black messiah i. Ethiopia’s Prince (Ras) Tafari Makonnen’s crowning in 1930 ~crowned in 1930 and Ethiopia was the only free state in the scramble for Africa 1. Prince is claiming to be descent from Solomon/Sheba (Ethiopian) union a. he changes his name to Haile Selassie = “Power of the Trinity” ~the earth form of god for his people, king or god ii.Rise of Rasta in Jamaica 1. 1930-40s: Black god embodied by black people (esp. men) ~especially black men, everyone is “god” 2. 1940s: New converts increase anti-establishment practices ~”I am not your subject, I can do what I want to do for I am God” EX. grow beard instead of staying clean cut (looking like Europeans) * the Power of “I” being king ~Urban movement—> not a country practice ~New converts coming into the religion and going more anti- establishment practice ~Gonga—> the smoke is connecting man to God ~Refusing to eat pork, salt, or seafood *refusing to eat leftovers or be bottom feeders *salt was a preservative, keeping food fresh for the slaves ~Language—> I-talk *everyone is the same ~repeated efforts to go back toAfrican land ~spread of Rasta to other islands through media/music/migration 3. 1980s to present: Diminishing Rasta Orthodoxy ~female involvement increased, visible role *used to have to act like a “lady” ~Rasta symbolism starts to be removed from religious meaning *red, gold, green colors everywhere, nothing to do with official Rasta meaning EX. skateboards, bracelets


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