Symposium & Exhibition: Ras Tafari - The Majesty and the Movement

Event Date: 
May 22 2014 (Time To Be Announced) - Jun 3 2014 (Time To Be Announced)

REVISED SYMPOSIUM ITINERARY - May 22 - June 3  Download promotional poster for the Exhibition

Thursday May 22: Day 1

  • 9AM - Registration for Delegates/Participants @ National Museum
  •  11AM TO 5 PM A.  Ethnographic Museum @Addis Ababa University Institute of Ethiopian Studies (former Palace of HIM)
  • B.  Ethiopian National Museum for Origins of Man exhibit featuring “Dikinesh” aka "Lucy"
  •  C.  Haile Selassie (Trinity) Cathedral and St. Giorgis Cathedral (Coronation Site) D. AFRICAN UNION


  • 7:00 PM Ethiopian Welcome Dinner with traditional music and dance from various regions.

Friday May 23: Day 2


  • 9 AM - Round Table Discussion- From Jamaica to the World: Overstanding the Contributions of the Ras Tafari Movement towards Pan African Consciousness and African Re-Integration. Participants include Representatives from International Exhibition Committees, Rastafari Mansions, African Union, Addis Ababa University etc…OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!


  • 1:30 Visit Entoto Museum & Historic Palace of Emperor Menelik II & Empress Taitu.
  • 3:00 to 6:00 pm Nyahbinghi Ises Ceremony in Entoto .  OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

Saturday, May 24: Day 3

9:00 AM to 3 PM

  • UWI Sponsored symposium at National Museum Auditorium. Participants include local and international Rastafari youth, artists, academicians, activists and several African Embassies. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!


  • EVENING experience local musical entertainment

Sunday May 25: Day 4


  • 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Opening Reception at National Museum of Ethiopia for RAS TAFARI THE MAJESTY & THE MOVEMENT EXHIBITION by Invitation only. (Open to public 2pm to 5pm)
  • 2:00 pm some Delegates departs for Shashamane

Monday & Tuesday May 26-27: Days 5 & 6


  • Open days for delegates. Films, meet and greet, museum visit by students and other activities at the National Museum.

Wednesday May 28: Day 7


  • Delegates travel to Shash...lunch in Zeway.

Thursday, May 29: Day 8


  • Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony 10 am Shashamane: Opening Ceremony of RTMM Exhibition: The Shashamane Experience @ Lilly of the Valley
  •  12:00 Lunch 1:30 pm
  • Visit Wondo Genet Healing Hot Springs
  • 6:00pm Return to Lilly of the Valley/ Dinner

Friday, May 30: Day 9

  • 10 am Shashamane Symposium at Lilly of the Valley.

Saturday, May 31: Day 10

  • All day Rastafari Bazaar at Lilly of the Valley

Sunday, June 1: Day 11

  • Final day for Shash bazaar. Ises
  • Tours to Axum, Lalibella, Gondar, Bahir Dar, Harar and Ejersa Goro are still available and recommended but will need to be booked independently.
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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