Ras Cuba features interviews with Cuban Rastafarians living in Santiago de Cuba. During my visit there, the community asked me, Susanne Moss, to make a documentary to carry their beliefs outside of Cuba to Rastafarians in other parts of the world. Each Rasta spoke on suggested topics and was encouraged to say whatever they felt comfortable and/or passionate about expressing.
Although Cuba is geographically close to Jamaica, where the Rastafarian culture first took hold in 1930, it wasn’t until the early 1980’s that some Cubans were introduced to reggae music and were particularly inspired by Bob Marley’s message regarding Rastafari. A small but dedicated community formed and has been growing ever since. These Cubans have not had the fortune to travel to other countries to learn, teach and share with others of like mind.
Their spirit shows strength in their manifestation of many Rasta traditions while maintaining a strong Cuban identity.
CHRIST IN HIS KINGLY CHARACTER
LIFE IN BABYLON
UNSUNG HEROINES OF RASTAFARI