In Memory of Ras Pidow

March 21, 2001

Who Passed Away March 20, 2001.

Above photo by Asher

You will be missed

                                                    

 

REMEMBERING RAS PIDOW


It was just a little more than forty years ago
Ras Pidow became one of the Igels that I know
At that time we were young and were searching for the truth.
We were seeking for knowledge from our Cultural Roots.

We were students of life and with words we were witty

 All of this took place in Kingston City
We were young agitators agitating for our rights
We were trying our best just to walk in the light

 We were looking at life in a positive way
So we continue to research both night and day
We were seeking for knowledge to spread all around
We were glorifying Jah  Jah as we walk on the ground

Ras Pidow was a Poet, musician and Teacher
Ras Pidow was a great African LIBERATOR
He lived his life as an African agitator
He was indeed a great Emancipator.

Ras Pidow was expressive and quite good with words,
Sometimes his words could cut like swords
And yet his words repaired disasters
And leave his audience full of laughter

We were concerned about the world of today
And therefore we really had quite a lot to say
We were concerned about our African race
We just wanted to know where was our place

The colonial masters were brutal indeed
Their behavior were made up of cruelty and greed
They have ravished our people at home and abroad
And they did everything to make our lives hard.

But we walk through the city every day and night
And we told them aloud what was truth and rights
We told them about the Prophet Isaiah
And told them that Jah Jah will burn them with fire.
 
As the years went by we were growing with knowledge
And each of us became a walking college
Downpression is a wicked thing and never will be sweet
But Africa for Africans we shouted in the streets

Ras Pidow, Ras Gussy, Ras Tawny, Sister Bubbles,
Ras Iris, Ras Crusy, Ras Istan, Sister Ina,
Ras Slim, Ras John, Ras Cripple ,Sister Nelly, Bongo Johnny, Ras Peter, Ras
Busta, Ras Jeffta, Bongo Granville, Ras little head, Ras Titus, Ras Foodiy,
Ras Ruddy, Bongo Jack, Sister Evelyn,  Ras Suckle, Ras
Rupert, Bongo Rocky, Ras Dizzy Johnny, Ras Headful, Iyaata Iyubi, Iyaata
Babyloo, Were all there in our Rasta Atmosphere.

There were many more Igels but I cannot name them all
They were all there with us down at Back O Wall
Then there was Hygges Nott glory that was something to behold
These young RASTA PEOPLE were vigorous and bold.

Along with Hygges Nott was the Hya Hya Hyant
This was a very great spiritual chant
To the market places we went to get our food
While there we were always in a teaching mood
Ises, Iree, Iyanks, Iyaada,
Irie, Iyasta, Imani Iree,
Iyak Iyov Iyasse,
Iceful, Irange, Ireenana,

Those words above were our spiritual language
We also made our Ital sandwiches
This was a ages of inspiration
A time of great meditation

As the years go by our locks were getting long
We were also creating liberation songs
The Nyabingi Drums we also learned to play
We were really into African Heritage to stay

Now 40 years later some of us are still here
But Ras Pidow and others are in the atmosphere
They have done their work and they had to move on.
That is just a natural Creation plan

So let us all pay respect to their great contribution
To the upliftment of our African nation
When liberators go down they will rise again
You can look out for them on the reincarnation train.


ANOTHER RAS MARCUS CREATION
SUNDAY 25TH MARCH 2001 AT MIDNIGHT

A TRIBUTE TO RAS PIDOW AND ALL OUR ELDERS WHO HAVE STRUGGLED FOR THE
LIBERATION OF AFRICAN PEOPLE AT HOME AND ABROAD BUT ARE NOW WITH OUR
ANCESTORS. PEACE.

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