Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Five Rasta Records That Mention "The Lion", "The Lion Of Judah" Or The "Conquering Lion"

Edited by Azizi Powell

This is Part II of a three part series* about the symbolical meanings of the lion among Rastas.

Part II features selected sound files and videos of Rastafari music that includes symbolic references to lions.

Click Part I of this series. Part I presents general information from Wikipedia about the meaning of the referent "Lion of Judah" and information from that page about the meaning of that term for Rastas. Part I also
presents excerpts about the symbolism of the lion from the 2011 book Dread Jesus by William David Spencer.

The content of this post is presented for cultural, folkloric, entertainment, aesthetic, and religious purposes.

Click for Part III of this series. Part III showcases five examples of Bob Marley performing his song "Lion Of Judah" ("Conquering Lion").

*This series initially included just two posts.

All copyrights remain with their owners.

Thanks to all the singers and musicians whose songs are featured in this post.

These examples are presented in chronological order based on their publishing date on YouTube with the oldest dated sound file or video given first.

Each of these records are mentioned in Part I of this series.

Example #1: The Itals - Don't Wake The Lion

NuToClassics, Uploaded on Jan 15, 2009

Example #2: Yabby You - Conquering Lion

357chronic, Uploaded on Aug 12, 2010

roots natty roots rec. Trinidad&Tobago W.I

Example #3: Judy Mowatt - Get up chant

Francesco Salzano Uploaded on Oct 26, 2010
From album "Love is overdue", 1987

Example #4: Mystic Revealers - Conquering lion

carlos rossell, Uploaded on May 8, 2011

Mystic Revealers
conquerin lion
... Young Revolutionaries

Example #5 JAH LION THE BLACK LION ~ Upfull Rastaman

ah toms, Published on Jan 27, 2013

Prod : Morwell Records ~ FRONT LINE RECORDS ~ Publ : Virgin Records ~ 1978 ~ 7'' ~ UK ~ Written : Eric"Bingy Bunny"Lamont, Maurice"Morwell"Wellington, Patrick"JahLlyod"Francis ~
"Sonds Of Reality"

This concludes Part II of this series.

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